- Location: Bulgaria
- Position: Consultancy
- Period: April- December 2022
- Duration: approx. 12 - 15 working days
- Deadline to apply: 05.05.2022
About Terre des hommes
Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organization for children’s aid. In 2019, our health, child protection and emergency programmes have supported over four million children and members of their communities around the world through innovative and sustainable solutions.
In Europe, Tdh helps children who are affected by migration, who come in contact with the law as a victim, witness or offender, and who need general protection including from the risk of abuse, trafficking or exploitation. In 2020, more than 39,600 children and 6,570 parents benefitted from Tdh`s support and over 20,700 child protection professionals were trained in Europe. Our key activities include, among many others:
- supporting countries in developing and strengthening comprehensive and well- coordinated child protection systems;
- building the capacities of professionals working for children;
- mobilising communities and educating families to create safe and nurturing environments for children and youth
- empowering and increasing the resilience of children through mental health and psycho-social support and self-led art initiatives.
Introduction to the project
Terre des hommes Hungary, together with Terre des hommes Romania, Brave Phone from Croatia, CIM from Serbia, SAPI from Bulgaria launched a two-year EU-funded project entitled “REVIS: Responding to peer violence among children in schools and adjacent settings”. Started in January 2021, the project is implemented in four countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia with the aim to:
- prevent, combat, and respond to peer violence among children in schools by transforming social and gender norms and behaviours.
- create space for children to challenge social and gender norms that lead to peer violence and to become change makers able to develop sustainable solutions that address violence.
The project design is based on a regional qualitative and participatory research conducted in 2020 by the Terre des hommes Foundation and its partners in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, and Serbia. The research has explored how deeply rooted social and gender norms lead to different types of violence against children in schools and how this violence manifests. Building on the findings and recommendations of this regional research, the REVIS project developed a tailored training curriculum focused on promoting positive norms and challenging harmful behaviours.
The project engaged ten schools in each four countries and trained a total of 8 trainers of trainers (two per country) and 80 facilitators (20 per country) from the targeted schools based on the tailored curriculum. School facilitators are conducting participatory activities with children and young people (around 400 in each country) and with other school teachers and professionals to prevent, combat and respond to peer-to-peer violence in and around schools and other educational settings (like afterschool) as well as to empower children to address the problem through their own solutions.
Objectives of the consultancy
Within the Work Package 3 - Participatory activities with children + child-led prototypes -with the full participation and leadership of children, opportunities will be mapped on how to intervene in cases of peer violence and how to challenge barriers of bystander inaction.
A participatory action research and a design thinking process will be conducted with children and that will lead to the elaboration of youth led prototypes. Grants will be provided to the winning prototypes which will be selected based on contests organized by partners in each of the countries of implementation.
The winning youth team(s) will “build” their prototypes, or rather develop a test out of their idea.
In order to develop this participatory action research and design thinking process, and support the elaboration of youth led prototypes, SAPI is looking for a consultant.
Depending on the project partner’s internal rules if only legal persons can apply or not
Of course partner to decide if to keep Tdh description and/or add own organization’s description