The European Commission published the 2019 call for support for information measures on EU cohesion policy. The objective of the call is to provide support for the production and dissemination of information and content relating to EU cohesion policy, in complete compliance with the editorial autonomy of the parties involved.
The call foresees 2 Actions:
Action 1 – Support for the production and dissemination of information and content related to EU cohesion policy by the media and other eligible entities
Action 2 – Promotion of EU cohesion policy by universities and other educational institutions
The proposals shall illustrate and assess the role of Cohesion policy in delivering the European Commission’s political priorities and in addressing current and future challenges for the EU, its Member States, its regions and the local level.
More specifically, they should relate to the contribution of Cohesion policy to:
- boosting jobs, growth and investment at the regional and national level, and improving citizens’ quality of life;
- helping deliver on the EU’s and Member States’ major priorities, which include, addressing climate change, protecting environment, enhancing research and innovation;
- enhancing economic, social and territorial cohesion in the EU while reducing disparities between and within EU countries and regions;
- helping regions harness globalisation by finding their niche in the world economy;
- reinforcing the European project as Cohesion policy directly serves EU citizens.
Eligible applicants (lead and co-applicants as well as affiliated entities if any) must be legal entities established and registered in an EU Member State. Eligible applicants are:
- media organisations/news agencies (television, radio, written press, online media, new media, combination of different media);
- non-profit organizations;
- universities and educational institutions;
- research centres and think-tanks;
- associations of European interest;
- private entities;
- public authorities (national, regional and local), except for the authorities in charge of the implementation of Cohesion policy.
Eligible applicants (lead and co-applicants as well as affiliated entities if any) must be legal entities established and registered in an EU Member State. Only universities and educational institutions are eligible for Action 2.
BUDGET AND PROJECT DURATION
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of information measures under this call is estimated at EUR 4 800 000 (EUR 4 000 000 for Action 1 and EUR 800 000 for Action 2).
The grant amount will be minimum EUR 70 000 and maximum EUR 300 000. The EU grant will take the form of reimbursement of up to 80% of the actual eligible costs of the action. Applicants must guarantee the co-financing of the remaining amount covered by their own resources.
The maximum duration of the projects is 12 months.
Deadline for submissions is 10 December 2019.
More information and official documentation are available here.