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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Culture - Media, Local development, Services, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Universities

Regions: Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Developing countries: Moldova


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to promote the participation of civil society and free media in order to stimulate the country’s democratic reform and sustainable development on a national and local level, with an enhanced cooperation with local authorities.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To promote freedom of expression and free and competent media, to positively contribute to improved governance, social accountability and media literacy among the public over the long term
– To strengthen the involvement of civil society actors in supporting, developing and monitoring activities promoting media freedom
– To promote increased access of the population to basic social services by supporting initiatives and cooperation between civil society and local authorities

– Supporting CSOs from partner countries in order to strengthen their capacity, in line with the overall objectives of the Programme
– Supporting joint activities with public broadcasters and local public authorities
– Supporting capacity-building for local CSO and/or LA

Among financed actions
– Activities for improving dialogue, joint activities and networking between different actors
– Activities promoting transparency and accountability in public matters
– Innovative awareness raising activities to increase public media literacy and stimulate publics’ demand of quality journalism
– Activities increasing cooperation between journalists and civil society organisations that will benefit investigative journalism on public matters