Media Councils in the Digital Age [EC Pilot Project]

Proposals Due: 17.4 2019. The pilot project aims to acquire better knowledge, and to support the activities, of media self-regulation bodies. The action will seek to improve the understanding of the challenges of digital developments through a press / media council cooperation platform, and in parallel, will support the transition of media self-regulatory bodies to the online world.

The focus will be on the EU Member States and candidate countries. Additional coverage of other European countries would be considered positively.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of the project under this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 500.000 (up to 70% of the total eligible costs). The Commission expects to fund 1 proposal; and reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to attract staff members with proven expertise in the media sector. In particular, applicants must have proven knowledge regarding the actors, role, functioning and activities of journalism self-regulatory bodies/press or media councils in Europe.