Open Call for Selection of CSOs
People in Need (PIN) is a Czech international, non-profit organization working to protect human rights and democratic freedom in crisis regions all over the world, while also providing relief aid and development assistance. The activities of the organization are focused on four major areas: emergency relief and cooperation for development; support for human rights; social integration programs; educational and informational programs. PIN has been working in Moldova since 2003. It supports the development of civil society, promotes socio-economic integration of vulnerable populations, and strengthens regional agricultural development.
In the education component, PIN follows the methodology developed by PIN’s One World in Schools (OWIS) department, that includes database of documentaries used for educational purposes. In Georgia and Moldova PIN plans to run the OWIS programme to counter disinformation and support the development of critical media literacy skills in dominant and non-dominant communities through training and small-scale campaign grants.
Information about the call
The project is looking for local organizations who are interested to learn more about media literacy and non-formal education methodologies and then share this information in a series of workshops with their members or beneficiaries. The workshop participants will have the opportunity to apply then for a small grant to create and manage their own media literacy campaigns/projects with professional support.
The project aims to select 4 non-profit organisations in Moldova. The relevant organisation should have experience working with at least one of these target audiences: youth, women, ethnic minorities, and refugees.
Capacity building component
Selected regional organizations will be trained in media literacy and the fight against disinformation using the documentary film methodology. Training of Trainers, documentaries and workshop materials will be available in Romanian, Ukrainian and/or Russian languages.
Following successful completion of the training, organizations will have the chance to apply for funds (1000 - 6000 EURO) to implement the project in their own communities. With these funds, they will be expected to arrange 7 workshops (for local target groups with approximately 20 participants per session), Media campaigns, Media creation (Blogs, podcasts, video blogs), Exhibitions, and Publications (which will be aimed at raising the awareness of the local community).
The competition is open to non-profit organizations operating in Moldova: that work with one of these target audiences: youth, women, ethnic minorities, and Ukrainian refugees.
The eligible organisation should have:
- At least 1 year of experience in implementing non-formal educational projects; Experience working with documentary films will be an advantage;
- At least two staff members who will facilitate workshops following training;
- Appropriate experience in grant management (reporting, financial management, etc.);
- Motivation and organizational readiness to continue to use the OWIS methodology and media literacy module after the project is completed.
Stages of the call:
At the first stage, the organizations should submit a completed electronic application form (in English, Romanian or Russian) and a letter of consent of the head of the organization on participation in the project (signed and scanned copy on the organization’s letterhead).
The above documents should be sent to the e-mail address: Moldova-CSA@peopleinneed.cz with Media Literacy indicated in the subject line.
At the second stage, shortlisted candidates will be called for a preselection interview.
The deadline for applications is December 6th, 2022.
In case of questions regarding the application selection process, you can contact us at following phone number: +373 69 21 57 38, or write to us at: Moldova-CSA@peopleinneed.cz.
Information about the final selection decision will be sent by email no later than December 16th, 2022.
Complaints related to the participant selection process or to projects implemented by People in Need can be submitted to PIN via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
 One World in Schools (OWIS) is PIN’s human rights and civic education methodology that uses documentary films to initiate critical reflection exercises within schools and the community. To date, OWIS has been implemented in 13 countries worldwide and since 2016, OWIS has extended its methodology to include an extensive media literacy package focused on supporting young people and communities critically analyze media and counter disinformation.