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PPPA – A European public sphere: a new online media offer for young Europeans – 2023

Pilot Projects & Preparation Actions (PPPA) - Pilot projects and preparatory actions (PPPAs) are new initiatives that are designed to test the feasibility of an action, and last not more than 2 or 3 years. They are designed to prepare new EU policies, legislation, programmes etc.

9 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference CNECT/2023/9573146
Program Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions (PPPA)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Education & Training Justice, Security, Defence Services to organisations Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Media & cultural organisation Professional organisation & network Research centre & university State administration & affiliated entities Training organisation & school

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Priorities and funded actions


To engage with young Europeans by creating curated online spaces that gather thought-provoking journalistic content around current affairs, empowering them to compare and contrast national, regional and local perspectives from across Europe, discuss and discover how their interests link to interests of young Europeans in other Member States, and to relevant EU initiatives.


  • Priority 1: To pay particular attention to cost-efficiency and effectiveness
  • Priority 2: To include concrete deliverables and set clear, objectively verifiable and quantifiable performance indicators for all activities, incl. content aggregation, content production, content distribution and promotion as well as awareness-raising activities
  • Priority 3: To address financial sustainability in the long-term and explain whether (and how) the project can be continued independently once the requested period of EU support has ended

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: 14 months
  • Total budget of the call: 9 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 1.5 million and 3.2 million euro per project
  • Co-financing rate: up to 80% of the total eligible costs

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