Exchange of media ‘rising stars’ to speed up innovation and increase cross-border coverage [EC Pilot Project]

Proposals Due: 17.4 2019. The pilot project aims to facilitate the mobility of young media professionals and cross-border cooperation between such professionals and media outlets as a means to promote innovation in the European media sector and foster an environment conducive to quality journalism and media pluralism. It is not only geared at journalists but also at other media professionals, inter alia communications, marketing and IT professionals. Participation should be available to any nationality, residing in the European Union.

Only applications from legal entities established in EU Member States are eligible. Proposals may be submitted by (1) single entities or consortia; (2) non-profit organisations (private or public); (3) universities; (4) educational institutions; and (5) research centres. Natural persons are not eligible.

The organisation(s) which will be awarded the grant will design the exchange programme, and, in full autonomy, select participants, provide all logistical and other support to participants and disburse funds to individual applicants under the project.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of the project under this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 1.200.000 (up to 80% of the total eligible costs). The Commission expects to fund 1 proposal; and reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.