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Call: Media freedom and investigative journalism

Acronym DG CONNECT- digital single market
Type of Fund Others
Description of programme
"Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology"

DG CONNECT is the Commission department responsible to develop a digital single market to generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe and carries out the Commission's policies on:

  • Digital economy and society
  • Research and innovation
  • Business and industry
  • Culture and media
Link Link to Programme
Media freedom and investigative journalism
Description of call
"Media freedom and investigative journalism "
This call for proposals consists of three actions: 
1 - Pilot Project: A Europe-wide response mechanism for violation of press and media freedom
2 - Preparatory Action: Cross-border Investigative journalism fund
3 - Pilot Project: Supporting investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU
Link Link to Call
Thematic Focus Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion
Funding area EFTA countries
EEA Countries
EU Member States
Candidate Countries
Origin of Applicant EFTA countries
EEA Countries
EU Member States
Candidate Countries
Eligible applicants NGO / NPO, International Organization, University, Research Institution
Applicant details
  • For Action 3 only: profit-making entities can participate as part of a consortium. However, projects cannot be coordinated by such entities.
  • Natural persons can participate if they are self-employed or equivalent and part of a consortium. However, projects cannot be coordinated by a natural person.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details
  • In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least two legal entities.
  • For action 3 only: an application may be submitted by one applicant if it is formed by several legal entities. 
Project duration max 12 months
Further info
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total Call Budget: 4.2 million €
  • A1: 1.4 million €
  • A2: 1.5 million €
  • A3: 1.3 million €
Co-financing rate: max. 90%
Submission Via Post:

European Commission
Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content &
Directorate I – Unit I1 – Audiovisual and Media Services Policy For
the attention of the Head of Unit (BU25 05/181)
Contact Details

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