Med Culture Regional Training to Empower the Civil Society in Palestine and Israel 2018 (Fully-funded)

Med Culture Regional Training to Empower the Civil Society in Palestine and Israel 2018 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: August 13, 2018

The Technical Assistance team of Med Culture invites applications for participation in “Project Management and Training of Trainers” – a 5-day regional training to empower the civil society through a leading and resilient culture sector. Med Culture is a regional programme on culture funded by the European Union, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries,

The workshop aims at enhancing the skills and practice of cultural operators and grass roots activists from Palestine and Israel in project management that integrates resilience and learning as a strong component; working in partnerships; advanced training and facilitation skills (ToT). It will also include training in advocacy and mobilising the public around issues relative to culture.

This workshop (excluding travel) will take place in Bethlehem or Ramallah (to be confirmed) on 24-28 September 2018. Favouring a learner centered approach, the programme will offer the participants different options on how they would like to follow this course depending on their motivation, needs, time etc.

The ‘academy’ approach model combines multiple topics into a customised format based on needs. This Training will be organised in three streams:
(Note: the 2 first streams will be parallel sessions to choose from)

  1. Cultural Project Management: Consolidation of skills in project management from project design to implementation, taking into account resilience and learning as essential components; the value of the process in partnership building / partnership organisational models and how to make them work;
  2. Training of Trainers, which aims at understanding and exploring adult learning and thinking about learning as a fruitful and effective experience; sharing best practice; enhancing leadership skills and collaborative work; and facilitation. This initiative also aims at creating a particular community of practice in the region around teaching and learning in the cultural management and cultural policy field.
  3. Advocacy for culture: how to design and lead an advocacy initiative that aims to influence decision-making processes; what methodology for which context; what discourse promotes best the value of culture as an asset that can be further developed through building strategic alliances.


Travel and accommodation expenses for the selected candidates will be covered by the Med Culture programme.


The group of participants is heterogeneous and will include people from different backgrounds and fields of expertise from both Palestine an Israel. This call welcomes trainers and cultural operators dealing with arts and culture as their core business, but also people involved in fields related to culture, such as sustainable development, public policy making, social inclusion, social economics, digital business, crafts, etc.

Applicants must be citizens and residents from Palestine and Israel, aged between 25 and 40 years at the time of application:

  • Mid-career cultural managers and project managers working in the field of community development and cohesive societies;
  • Trainers/facilitator working in the field of the arts and culture, advocacy and sustainable development;
  • Mid-career cultural practitioners who are interested in developing training skills in the workshop topics as part of their continuing career development.
  • The selected candidates are expected to be fully committed to this workshop.Participants of previous activities organised by Med Culture are also encouraged to apply to this call.


Candidates should:

  • have a strong command of Arabic. Knowledge of English is a requirement;
  • work in the training field, in the cultural field, or in connected fields (sustainable development, tourism, social inclusion, employment, human rights, civil society empowerment etc.) within civil society/cultural organisations, the public sector, or as freelancers;
  • be available and commit to participate in the full duration of the workshop;
  • be citizens and residents in one of the involved countries:  Israel and Palestine;
  •  Candidates should have experience in:
  • designing and managing cultural projects;
  • designing and delivering a course or a training related to culture/the arts or related fields;
  • (and/or) organizing and facilitating/moderating educational programmes (seminars/workshops or other formats) dealing with culture/the arts or related fields
  • (and/or) show a strong interest/commitment in developing their training/facilitating/advocating skills and show willingness to self-direct their own learning


Draft your application in ONE file of 4 pages maximum including:

  • CV in English or Arabic (education, current activities focussing on those who are related to the theme of the training, etc.), with your full name as it figures in your passport, your birth date and country, as well as your current email and telephone number (2 pages max)
  • Motivation letter in English or Arabic explaining your interest in participating in this programme and in which of the two parallel streams you are interested to participate (cultural management OR ToT) and last how this training will impact you organisation/local context (1 page)
  • Draft concept proposal in English or Arabic presenting a pitch for an advocacy project you would like to develop or are currently developing/implementing – Proposals addressing culture as a mean to deal with migration issues, fight against radicalisation, promote artists’ freedom of expression, foster youth employability and contribute to sustainable development are particularly welcome. (1 page)

The Jury will select 25 people from South Mediterranean countries, aged between 25and 40 years at the time of application. The selected candidates are expected to be fully committed to this programme. The selection jury is composed of experts including the Med Culture team.  The candidates are selected based on the evaluation of their application.

Your application must be submitted by 13 August 2018 in ONE file of maximum 4 pages in English, French or Arabic and sent to the following 2 email:
[email protected] , [email protected] and j[email protected] 

Please ensure to add the below SUBJECT TITLE to your email, otherwise your application will not be reviewed by the jury: < Application to WKP14_PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TOT >

For more information, visit Med Culture.