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Sectors: Culture - Media, Human Rights, Information, Social Affairs

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE Funding – IPA II – Increase…
Funds for: Increasing resilience of media against external pressures and grow the audience’s confidence in media
Main beneficiaries: Public and private media outlets, broadcasters, CSO in the field of journalism

Responsible: European Union Office in Kosovo

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Funds for: Increasing resilience of media against external pressures and grow the audience’s confidence in media
Main beneficiaries: Public and private media outlets, broadcasters, CSO in the field of journalism

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Increase resilience of media against external pressures and grow the audience’s confidence in media;
* Strengthen the Kosovo media sector through a more efficient regulatory and policy environment and more professional journalism

Priorities
* Increase the quality of media content and products that serves the public interest through the development of independent, professional and publicly beneficial journalism;
* Lot 1: Increase media resilience against external pressures and grow audience’s confidence;
* Lot 2: Strengthen further the legal, regulatory framework and policy environment for media sector

Among financed actions
* Lot 1 :
– Capacity building activities for journalists and media workers; 
– Activities to stimulate  the editorial independence, education and exchange programmes with experienced  EU partners;
– Media programs promoting human rights, social issues, respect of rule of law , private sector development and other sectors of public interest;
– Cultural events and educational programmes that promote cultural diversity;
– Initiatives to increase public interest toward media and for more accurate, available and fact based information;
– Create opportunities for meaningful and good quality program that would engage citizens and in particular young generations;
– Media literacy programs for citizens

* Lot 2:
– Activities to strengthen the role and capacities of regulatory bodies;
– Advocacy initiatives to advance working conditions of media employees;
– Initiatives to promote publicly beneficial journalism and critical understanding of media content;
– Research  activities related to the use and attitude towards media;
– Activities to introduce an adequate audience measurement system in the media sector

Additional information
* This is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the project: between 24 and 36 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;

– Be an organisation operating in the media sector including public and private media outlets, broadcasters, media regulatory bodies, professional associations or other civil society organisations active in the field of journalism;
– Have a proven experience of a minimum two years directly relevant to the priority of this call;
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in an IPA II beneficiary or established or registered in Kosovo at least two years before the date of publication of the call

– Actions must take place in Kosovo