Open call for subcontracting a specialised communication and media agency for the EU project conect4children (c4c)

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24 October 2019

The requested services are part of conect4children (c4c) project, that is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking under the grant agreement No 777389.

The project's vision is to create better medicines for babies, children and young people through a pan-European clinical trial network.

A key concern of the c4c consortium is that strong communication and dissemination efforts need to be put in place in order to reach the widest possible audience. We are seeking experts specialised in communication that can assist in promoting project activities and knowledge on paediatric research to the wider public. As a result, we are issuing an open call for tender for 'Subcontracting a Specialised Communication and Media Agency'.

c4c has two main goals when it comes to Communication:

1) To create awareness about the mission, the pan-European scope and capabilities and services of c4c and to promote the project to the largest possible audience;

2) To raise awareness and disseminate knowledge on Paediatric Research in the general population, thus contributing to create a new "culture" and overcoming the wariness towards the participation of children in clinical trials.

The first pillar requires the development of promotional materials, while the second has to be reached through a public campaign. Experience has led us to believe that the involvement of children, young people and parents in the paediatric clinical trials is fragmented across Europe. Therefore, it's essential to provide general population with the information and awareness about paediatric clinical trials, their importance for the advancement of Science and the future of children all over the world. The messages we wish to communicate are the c4c mission and values, how difficult research is and why c4c is a possible tool to mitigate these difficulties, minimize risks and maximize the results. This will be accomplished through specific tasks, such as the development of a social media strategy, production of short promotional videos, dissemination of multi-lingual posters and flyers, the implementation of a marketing  strategy and a plan for delivering a European level Informative Campaign on Paediatric Research.

With this call for tenders we are offering a unique opportunity! We feel we are now poised to make a real impact with our communications activities; we will continue to build strong project identity, raise awareness about paediatric clinical trials, involve influencers who embody the values of c4c and develop tailored messages to audiences of different cultural backgrounds.

The contract will run from the signature date to the end of the c4c project (30th April, 2024). If you are interested, please read the full call text here.

For queries and submission of documents: c4c_tenders@opbg.net

The deadline to submit application is 21st January, 2020.