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Creative Europe – NEWS – Journalism Partnership – Pluralism – 2023

Creative Europe - NEWS - Journalism Partnership - Pluralism aiming at supporting civil society organisations activein media, and help them in setting up supporting schemes for news media organisations and independent journalism, as well as other capacity-building measures

5 million euro

Appeal framework

Program Creative Europe Programme (CREA)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Culture, Media & Communication Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries Association & NGO Media & cultural organisation

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To promote cross-sectoral activities that aim at adjusting to the structural and technological changes faced by the media, including enhancing a free, diverse, and pluralistic media environment, quality journalism and media, literacy including in the digital environment


  • Priority 1: to setup supporting schemes for news media organisations and independent journalism, as well as other capacity building measures

Among financed actions

  • Editorial production, coverage and innovations
  • The development of governance standards and editorial oversights
  • The improvement of distribution and dissemination of news
  • The development and engagement of audiences
  • The development or maintenance of technical tools applying to the above topics
  • Training on the above topics, legal advice and sectorial events

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: up to 24 months


  • Be a legal person (public or private entity)
  • Be a civil society organisation which is active in the news media sector which:
    • have recent proven experience in implementing media-related activities
    • have recent proven experience in awarding and managing grants/or funds, in particular in the media sector
  • Applications by single applicants are allowed
  • Applications by a consortium of at least 2 applicants are allowed
  • Total budget of the call: 10 million euro
  • Total budget of the topic: 5 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: up to 3 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 90% of the total eligible costs

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