A European public sphere: a new online media offer for young Europeans – 2023

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The European Commission launched the call for proposals which implements the Preparatory Action “A European public sphere: a new online media offer for young Europeans” to support the production of daily and trustworthy content on current affairs from across Europe for and by young Europeans.

With a total budget of €9 million, it provides an opportunity for news media organisations and non-profit (youth) organisations to launch ambitious, cross-border projects between at least five organisations from five EU Member States. The objective of this action is to increase the availability of online information, in different languages, around European topics that affect young people across the EU, presented in engaging formats and through multiple viewpoints. Projects should seek to generate engaging discussions and organise youth events.

Expected results are the following: 

  • Creation of daily, thought-provoking content around current affairs, through innovative cross-border editorial processes;
  • An outreach plan, to reach as many young Europeans as possible;
  • Distribution via own channels, partner websites, blogs and/or social media networks;
  • Engaging discussions and youth events.

Projects should start in summer 2024, with an indicative duration of 14 months. The Commission expects to up to 4 proposals, with a maximum grant set at €3.2 million. The maximum rate of co-financing is 80% of eligible costs.

The official documentation is available here

The deadline for submitting the proposal is 29 January 2024.

Written by: Margherita Genua

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