Invitation to tender: External expert for supporting communication activities within the Interreg MED project entitled: “Tourismed” (ref. 985)

Invitation to tender: External expert for supporting communication activities within the Interreg MED project entitled: “Tourismed” (ref. 985)

Invitation to tender: External expert for supporting communication activities within the Interreg MED project entitled: “Tourismed” (ref. 985)

1. Summary
PRISM – Promozione Internazionale Sicilia-Mondo, as partner organization of the Interreg MED project “Tourismed” (ref. 985) is launching an open call for experts to serve as external expert for the research of stakeholder for the preparation of the Stakeholder Engagement plan and related communication activties within the above-mentioned project.

2. Project Description
TOURISMED is a project aimed at testing and transferring a fishing tourism business model in the coastal territories of Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Albania, France and Spain as a way to promote a sustainable approach to tourism, while fostering the preservation of the marine ecosystem and traditional fishing culture of the MED region.

These areas face the common challenge of finding new solutions for the worrying depletion of marine resources, the decline of the artisanal fishing sector and the negative impacts of tourism such as social dislocation, loss of cultural heritage and ecological degradation. As a response, the project objective is to promote fishing tourism as a sustainable coastal and maritime tourism practice in the MED area.

Expected changes concern an improved use of resources by artisanal fishers, a diversification of income in the sector and a better valorization of coastal traditional heritage and local seafood. The project will produce a pilot test of the model and an evaluation tool to assess its replication in the concerned area. A training course will involve fishermen to implement the touristic itineraries in synergy with local tourism operators.

The final model will be promoted by a web tool to clients willing to set up a fishing tourism business, while an interactive map of itineraries will be used to reach tourists. Protocols with public bodies and fishing associations (MoU) will be followed by policy recommendations to ensure sustainability of project’ s impacts.

3. Tasks of the external expert
The external expert will provide support to coordination and monitoring of the communication and dissemination activities in cooperation with project partners, PRISM’s staff and other experts involved.

Specifically he/she will provide support in the proper implementation of the communication strategy. In detail:

– Support in the creation of the project’s Newsletters;
– Support in the management of the project website;
– Organization of local events (press conferences, seminars to present outputs and results);
– Promotion of the project through articles in local newspapers;
– Organisation of press conferences;
– Networking and stakeholder engagement for the subscription of Agreements and Memorandum of understanding related to the use of project outputs; production of reports).

Working language: English.

4. Profile of the external expert
The ideal candidate should have the following characteristics:
– Fluent in English;
– At least 1 year of previous experience in communication activities and/or management of funded projects;
– ICT skills.

5. Remuneration
Prices must be fixed amounts in Euro and will not be subject to revision. Cost incurred in preparing and submitting tenders are borne by the tenders and cannot be reimbursed.
Payments will be made monthly.
The maximum contract price is EUR 10.000 gross (including taxes etc.)
Your proposed price have to be fixed in Euro.

6. Duration of the contract
The contract will be end the 31st July 2019.

7. Application procedure
Please send us by e-mail (object of the email: “Call for external expert – TOURISMED”):
– CV and letter of reference in English or Italian;
– Relevant examples of evaluation work performed as appropriate;
– Financial offer for the service delivery;

You are free to send reference letters or other documents, showing your experience;
Send your application to or hand deliver it at PRISM offices in Enna (Via Falautano – Palazzo Grimaldi) and Palermo (c/o Coworking Quarto tempo Via Bara all’Olivella n.67) by October 27th 2018.

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