A European public sphere: a new online media offer for young Europeans
This Call for Proposals implements the second EP Pilot Project « A European public sphere: a new online media offer for young Europeans ». The call seeks to bring the EU closer to young people, encourage them to become active citizens, and connect them across borders. In doing so, it also contributes to the European Year of Youth 2022.
The action aims to engage with young Europeans by creating curated online spaces that gather thought-provoking content around current affairs, empowering them to compare perspectives from across Europe and discuss and discover how their interests link to the interests of young Europeans in other Member States, and to relevant EU initiatives.
Eligible applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs).
Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants or combinations of:
- News media organisations
- Non profit organisations, including youth organisations (private or public).
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 5 applicants from 5 different EU Member States.
Associated partners, if any, are considered third parties. They are not applicants, not part of the consortium, and hence do not count for the minimum number of applicants.
The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:
- Journalistic production and content distribution;
- Organisation of youth events and other youth engagement activities;
- Creation and maintenance of websites and platforms;
- Online advertising (max 10% of the total eligible direct costs);
- Other promotion and dissemination actions;
- Actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, such as exchanges of good practices among youth reporters;
- Analyses and mapping of perceptions among youth;
- Financial support to third parties (e.g. competition for young journalists, or support for projects (by media organisations, journalists, etc. that provide independent journalistic coverage of current affairs for youth).
- Proposals must relate to activities taking place in the eligible countries. The territorial focus of this action is EU Member States.
The Commission expects to fund 3 or 4 proposals, with a maximum grant set at €3.5million. The maximum rate of co-financing is 80% of eligible costs, applicants may propose a lower co-funding rate.
Duration of projects
Projects should start around March/April 2023 for an indicative duration of 18 months.
Deadline: 24 October 2022.
Read more here.