Request for Proposal: Research and Conference on East Jerusalem
Brief Project Overview:
The Jerusalem office of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF Jerusalem) needs a service provider to conduct academic research and policy papers analyzing municipal issues and contested political, social and economic challenges existing in Jerusalem, the same as organizing bilateral meetings and sessions on development in East Jerusalem.
Who we are
With a unique Israeli-Palestinian team, FNF Jerusalem aims to be a platform of innovation for enhancing freedom in society, strengthening dialogue with the EU and contribute to the advancement of Israeli-Palestinian dialogue leading towards peace. Together with our partners, we want to strengthen liberal values like the rule of law and democracy, the respect of human dignity with civil and human rights, market economy principles and entrepreneurship and a democratic culture of tolerance and pluralism.
Project Goals and Target Audience
Understanding Jerusalem with its unique populations, specific characteristic and conflicts is crucial for identifying policy solutions that can benefit the Israeli, Palestinian and other populations of this city. Especially research on core issues of content like the changing status quo on the Temple Mount or organizing discussions with diverse audiences in the city can help to deepen such understanding. While the audiences of the discussions and public events can be limited to experts, practitioners, local leaders and civil society actors and interested citizens, the resulting recommendations in the form of policy papers should also be relevant for decision makers.
Scope of Work and Deliverables
We need a service provider specialized in the complex political and social economic situation of Jerusalem, that during the year 2023 can provide a high quality academic/policy research about crises and transformation processes, residents of East Jerusalem are undergoing in recent decades. Based on the conclusions of the research, a policy paper should be produced with recommendations for decision makers (fact based and problem oriented) of how to improve living standards and economic and social integration of the population in East Jerusalem. In addition, the service provider needs to be able to plan, organize and moderate a minimum of five bilateral discussion/study events (1.5-2 hours) on new trends and developments in East Jerusalem. For these sessions, the service provider invites and convenes Jewish and Arab experts, practitioners, municipal and community leaders and public with the aim to achieve a better understanding about social economic and political developments and trends within the population of East Jerusalem and with the aim of finding solutions for existing problems of residents in East Jerusalem. In addition, the service provider should conduct at least two public events discussing the changing status quo on the Temple Mount as well as the challenge of the neighbourhoods behind the Security/Separation Wall.
The selected service provider is also expected to produce a detailed report on each of these events.
Criteria for Selection, Timeline and Budget
We expect you to send a proposal including price offers for the following event formats and topics:
- One research paper – and resulting policy paper on Crises and Transformation Processes in East Jerusalem’s Society and their Ramifications
- A series of 5 bilateral public events (two sessions can be held online and rest offline) discussing, analysing the new developments, trends and challenges in the city boundaries of Jerusalem with participation of experts and practitioners, civil society organizations, local leadership and the general public.
- Two public events, discussing the changing status quo on the Temple Mount as well as the challenge of the neighbourhoods behind the Security/Separation Wall.
Deadline for submission is February 24th, 2022
Please send to Lubna Assali at Lubna.Assali@Freiheit.org
Please send us your relevant credentials to provide these services. We will then select according to the criteria of the ability and quality to provide such services and price.