Call for Tenders: NATIONAL WORKSHOP - Social Entrepreneurship Trainer


MedTOWN Project

MedTown is an initiative focused on the potential between local authorities (municipalities), agents of the social and solidarity economy (SSE), citizens to co-produce social policies to fight against poverty, inequalities, social exclusion and environmental unsustainability, providing them with tools and links to strengthen local resilience and foster the transition towards more just, resilient and sustainable societies in the Euro-Mediterranean region (Spain, Greece, Palestine, Jordan, Portugal and Tunisia)

The MedTOWN project lasts 48 months from 05/09/2019 until 04/09/2023 and is co-financed by ENI MED / the European Union. The general objective of the project is to co-produce social policies with the actors of the Social and Solidarity Economy ESS (association, organization, cooperative etc.) to fight against poverty, inequalities and social exclusion in Tunisia.

The MedTOWN project will support (on average) 50 female beneficiaries from Greater Tunis. Technical support will be in the form of technical and managerial training, personalized coaching sessions.


The role of  TCSE in the project 

The overall aim of the proposed action in Tunisia is the promotion of social inclusion of a specific group of people in Tunisian society - members of Collectives and cooperatives, Socially innovative female entrepreneurs and SSE actors (Public, private and civil society organizations). 

The role of TCSE is supporting these groups by providing technical and managerial capacity building through training and individual consultancies depending on their needs  highlighting their economic and social  roles within their communities and networks, connecting them amongst each other to create a co-creation unit.

TCSE will provide technical and managerial support to the selected women entrepreneurs by organizing training sessions on social entrepreneurship, social and solidarity economy and social innovation via different activities: Knowledge Lab, digital lab etc.

TCSE will select a public actor’s space to renovate and revive based on its relevance to the projects’ activities and targets. The renovated space will serve as a safe space for women where they can learn new skills, work, market their products/services, inspire other women and advocate for better economic rights. 

Adding to that, the TCSE will organize a National Workshop (NW). The NW involves 15-30 participants representing  initiatives that could potentially become pilot units of co-production, the local SSE community, social service provision and any relevant government agency. 

Through this activity, TCSE will provide 3 half day long presentations and information sessions to selected SEE actors in order to vulgarize laws (violence/solidarity economy/ approval of Convention 189 on rights of workers in the domestic sector, socially responsible public procurement, complementary currencies as social innovation tools,etc). 

A researcher will work on the project activities research work where we find the recommendations for the best implementation of the projects in the future.


National Workshop

The national workshop will be organized during  the month of november for 4 days split on two different weeks. This workshop will target public actors, civil society organizations and social entrepreneurs and innovators who are based in the following regions: Tunis, Manouba and Mahdia. The workshop will address themes such as Social Entrepreneurship, Social and Solidarity Economy, Social Innovation and Co-production.  The goal of the training is to spread knowledge among participants so that they can co-produce initiatives in their regions after the workshop with the support of TCSE. In this context, coproduction means working with the people who will use a particular activity or service right from the start, through conception, design, delivery and evaluation. This can be any socially innovative activity that improves the living of communities in the aforementioned regions.

In this call, we aim to bring together the different ecosystem actors to train their representatives in order to drive and implement locally led inclusive initiatives, activities and projects.



The trainer will be responsible for the following tasks: 

Task Description Starting Month
1 Attend the online TOT Within the MedTOWN project an online TOT was organized and recorded. A link will be provided to the trainer to attend the online TOT.  1
2 Attend The Seville TOT A physical TOT will be organized in Seville between November 28th and December 2nd. To accomplish the mission, the trainer must attend it. Seville TOT costs will be all covered by the project.  2 and 3
3 Preparation of the National workshop  The trainer is responsible for the materials, agenda, and program for the national workshop. The trainer needs to prepare this task closely with TCSE. 1
4 Deliver the National Workshop  The trainer will deliver the training to participants (public sector, private sector, and civil society representatives). Prior to the Seville TOT, the National workshop will take place. 2
5 Create a survey for the participants  In order to measure the participants' satisfaction with the training, the trainer should develop a survey for them at the conclusion of the session. 2
6 Follow up with local facilitators  The trainer will support the local facilitators in Tunis, Manouba and Mahdia to implement the co-production methodology in their regions with local actors.  3
7 Insure entrepreneurial Consultancy  The trainers stay available for the entrepreneurial support sessions for the co-production units in their project implementation. 3
8 Join COP platform and participate actively  The trainers need to have active participation in the community of practice COP platform and exchange with other Medtown partners. 2


Selection criteria - Requirements 

The local facilitators should fulfill the following basic requirements

  • Familiarity with the concepts of Social entrepreneurship and its principles. 
  • Familiarity with gender mainstreaming in development. 
  • Fluency in English & Arabic (Reading, Speaking and Writing).
  • Understanding of co-production policy mechanisms
  • Delivering training and producing training materials

Additionally, to the above criteria, the local trainer / facilitator of Tunisia should fulfill the  following criteria

o A Bachelor degree related to economy and business administrative Sciences. 

o Has in-depth understanding with Social and solidarity economy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation and Co-production

o High Communication and interpersonal skills

o Knowledge about social policies


Deadline for receipt of application

  • The deadline for receipt of tenders is 31/10/2022 at 22.30 pm Tunisian time.
  • Candidate have to submit their offer to a- Subject: Social Entrepreneurship Trainer -TCSE

Tenderer should present the following duly signed documentation: 

  • CV's of the person in charge for the provision of services 
  • Financial offer