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Call: Pilot Project on Media councils in the digital age

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
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Pilot Project on Media councils in the digital age
Description of call
"Pilot Project on Media councils in the digital age"
In order to protect media freedom and pluralism and to promote professionalism in journalistic content, the Pilot Project will seek to further support the transition of media self-regulatory bodies to the online world. It will also help them engage in discussions with internet intermediaries and other internet media stakeholders. Through exchanges of best practices, the project will help bringing clarity on how to achieve, in a converged media environment, the goals of media self-regulation. The following core actions to be carried out by the beneficiary are described in detail in the Call for Proposals document:
a) Maintenance and development of the database on media self-regulatory bodies;
b) Exchange of best practices;
c) Strengthening of the pan-EU Working Group representing media self-regulatory bodies;
d) Support to new media councils;
e) Global dialogue.
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Thematic Focus Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation
Funding area EU Member States
Candidate Countries
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Candidate Countries
Eligible applicants Research Institution, International Organization, NGO / NPO, University
Applicant details
  • Natural persons: natural persons are eligible as part of a consortium but the project 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 2 legal entities
Further info
  • The proposed start date is 1 st January 2021
  • The proposed maximum duration of the project is 12 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total budget: 350 000 €
The Commission expects to fund 1 proposal
Co-financing rate: max. 90%
Submission Via post to:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology
Directorate I – Unit I.1 – Audiovisual and Media Services Policy
For the attention of Ms Anna Herold
Office: BU25 05/181
B-1049 Brussels
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