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Production of Human Stories Videos Tender 2

06 February 2023

In view of launching a human stories campaign in early 2024 to illustrate the diversity of reasons that drive mobility in the European Union, especially those linked with values and emotions, ECAS will commission to an experienced contractor the development of a 10 visually attractive and dynamic videos of up to 5 minutes.



A study implemented within the framework of the REMINDER Horizon 2020 project – Evidence of the Determinants of Migration – reveals the complexity and inter-relatedness of reasons driving mobility. The study illustrates that the considerations shaping intra-EU mobility can be highly diverse and challenge conventional understandings of EU migration as largely determined by work and family. Rather, educational and career development opportunities, the desire for new experiences and challenges, preferences for particular cultures, lifestyles, political and legal systems, social norms and the pursuit of self-knowledge are highly relevant in many EU citizens’ mobility decisions.

The ECAS series of human stories based on interviews with a wide range of EU mobile citizens: pensioners, nomads, students, artists, those living in urban or in rural areas, those of different ages, social backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender will therefore portray and provoke discussions in the Member States (to be held in 2024) that intra-EU mobility decisions as the outcome of rational cost-benefit analysis cannot be explained and generalised without due regard to the significance of individual character traits, values, feelings and aspirations, and how these change over time and based on new experiences. The activity is part of The European Citizenship Accelerator (EURECA) project, co-funded by the European Commission, Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme.


Task and Deliverables

The successful candidate will develop and present for ECAS approval a detailed visual and content concept for the series of 10 Human Stories Videos. The contacts of interviewees will be provided to the contractor by ECAS. Upon approval of the draft concept, the contractor will undertake the filming and editing the videos, each of which will be up to 5 minute long. The contractor will be also asked to produce a shorter (up to 2:20 minutes long) versions of each video for use on social media, made available in 16:9, in square and in vertical format. The contractor will also produce one combined video of up to 5 minutes featuring strong messages from all the 10 human stories, and a short (up to 30 second long) promo clip to promote the entire series. Subtitles in English and other languages must be provided for each video.

All production should be of broadcast quality.


Timeframe of Production

April 01 – October 30, 2023.


Budget ceiling

EUR 15 000, VAT included

Note: travel budget will be provided in addition


Processing of personal data 

The reply to any tender procedure involves the recording and processing of personal data (such as name, e-mail, and address). Such data will be processed pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. Unless indicated otherwise, the questions and any personal data requested that are required to evaluate the application in accordance with the recruitment notice will be processed solely for that purpose by ECAS.


Nominal Publication 

Personal data collected in the context of this tender will be processed in accordance with the ECAS Privacy Policy. Your name may be published in the ECAS website if selected as a contractor, but only after the selection process is over.


How to Apply

The candidates will submit:

  • a general concept for the video series
  • bios of key staff, e.g. director, cameraman, editor
  • proof of experience, video portfolio and any relevant samples of work
  • a financial offer

Note: both production companies and individuals are welcome to apply.


Application Deadline

12.00 CET, March 10th, 2023


Applications shall be submitted via the form below.



Human Stories Videos Tender Application

Max. file size: 64 MB.



Hiring organisation

Date posted

February 06, 2023

Valid through

March 10, 2023