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Journalism partnerships – new EU call for proposals

The European Commission has published a €7.6 million call for journalism partnerships financed for the first time through Creative Europe.

The objective is that Journalism Partnerships shall encourage systemic cooperation between professional news media organisations to improve the viability and competitiveness of professionally produced journalism by supporting the testing of innovative business models and sharing of best practices among peers as well as by supporting innovative journalistic collaborations, standards and formats.

What type of activities can be funded?

Collaborative projects in and between any news media (sub)sector and/or genre that aim to enhance cooperation and instill systemic change across the wider news media ecosystem. The proposed activities should be clearly justified and based on the needs of the chosen (sub)sector(s) and the challenges they face. The proposed partnerships are encouraged to involve organisations from countries/regions with different and diverse media capabilities in order to maximise the positive impact on media pluralism.

Who can apply?

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions:

  • Minimum 3 entities from 3 different eligible countries (OCTs are fully eligible).
  • Consortia may include nonprofit, public and private media outlets (incl. written/online press, radio/podcasts, TV, etc) as well as other organisations focusing on news media (incl. media associations, NGOs, journalistic funds, training organisations focusing on media professionals)

Deadline to apply: 26 August 2021

Find the full details on the Call for proposals for Journalism Partnerhships

Upcoming webinar

DG CONNECT and EACEA are organising a webinar targeting the news media industry and stakeholders to explain the different funding opportunities that the European Commission offers to the sector.

The webinar will take place on 5 July from 15-17h (CET). Registration.