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Call for interest in developing a tool to measure local social cohesion in Cyprus

Cyprus 25 October 2021
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The Council of Europe is looking for consultants to undertake the development of a prototype methodology to monitor social cohesion at the local level in Cyprus in the framework of the project “Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus”. This project aims to support the Republic of Cyprus in implementing its National Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals 2020-2022, by empowering local authorities, NGOs, and migrant organisations to be part of the integration process.

The project will use the COE’S Intercultural Cities tools to address the challenges of migrant integration, in particular related to building trust, fostering community cohesion and managing diversity as a resource.

The project will contribute to the integration of migrants in a range of areas including participation, education, cultural and social life, urban planning, business, access to the labour market, anti-discrimination and multilingualism. Five regional integration networks – based around the cities of Ammochostos (Paralimni), Larnaka, Limassol, Nicosia, and Paphos – are being established by regional co-ordinators.

In that context, a Provider is to be selected to develop a methodology and test it via a prototype tool to monitor social cohesion at the local level in Cyprus. The goal of this methodology is to enable the project stakeholders to measure the impact of integration actions. The aim is to identify, devise and pilot potential diagnostic methodology that:

  • Can be used at the local and national levels;
  • Can show spatial patterns of social cohesion in Cyprus between different localities in order to inform the design of specific local policies;
  • Allow frequent continuous monitoring, with adjustable datasets and variables, and
  • Could be used to support decisionmaking for local and national actors, both by public authorities and civil society.

More information can be found in the tender file below. Deadline for applications is 21 November 2021 (midnight CET). 

The “Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus” project is being carried out with funding from the European Union, via its Structural Reform Support Programme, and in co-operation with the European Commission's DG Structural Reform Support.


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