The regional organization Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean and the Energy and Water Agency of Malta are issuing a call for proposals for Communication, Marketing and Cultural Projects and Activities related to water in the Maltese Islands.

The call is addressed to university and college students, newly graduates and young professionals residing in the Maltese islands, enrolled or graduated from a tertiary educational institution (in the Maltese Islands or elsewhere), in the field of Art & Design, Media & Communication, Social Sciences, History, Sustainability, or similar.

Project proposals should aim to engage citizens and/or tourists on the Maltese islands, including youth, should be innovative and feasible, and could regard the extension of existing projects / initiatives or brand-new concepts. Participants are encouraged to also consider entrepreneurial endeavors by working on ideas that may be commercially viable.

Examples, for inspiration, are provided below:
i. Communication campaign idea (e.g. social media campaign)
ii. Publicity stunt-contest(s)-fair
iii. Exhibition (e.g. art or roving exhibition)
iv. Activity for tourists’ leisure and cultural experience (e.g. touristic water walk)
v. IT product for tourists (e.g. mobile phone map application)
vi. Virtual reality application (e.g. augmented reality).

Candidates are invited to submit their project proposal in one of the following categories:
I. Awareness raising about water scarcity and water saving, including water efficiency in houses, offices and hotels
II. Promotion of water heritage, including through highlighting the cultural, historical and social value of water
III. Promotion and mainstreaming of non-conventional water resources, including water reuse at domestic level.

Proposals must be submitted by completing and sending the application form  through email to Ms. Nassia Kassela, with subject “Alter Aqua Phase III – Call for communication project proposals”. The call will remain open until a relevant notification is posted on the announcement page.
A committee of professionals will evaluate the submitted proposals in order to select which of these will be further elaborated, inviting participants to enrich and resubmit their project ideas. The committee will further evaluate final project proposals and identify best cases based on originality, expected outreach and replicability.
Selected best cases will have advantageous display/presentation during the open events and may also be considered for implementation.

More information can be found here.

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