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Media sector calls - Citizen engagement and public sphere

The Commission wants to stimulate a lively and diverse public sphere, in which citizens have access to reliable information about the EU.

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Media can benefit from grants under the Multimedia Actions, which supports the independent production and dissemination of news content on EU affairs, Creative Europe programme, as wells as pilot projects and preparatory actions.

This section only covers actions specifically dealing with citizen engagement and public sphere in the media field. You can find opportunities for media under two other sections:media freedom and pluralism,and collaborations and innovation.



The objective of this call for proposals is to identify ways to promote inclusive social media in Europe, and to vulnerable groups like migrants and refugees creating their own narratives about the place and role of the refugees and migrants in European societies and communities. 

Budget: €490,500 

Deadline: 15 March 2023 


For the third year in a row, the European Commission will support the production of daily, thought provoking and reliable content on current affairs from across Europe for and by young Europeans. The objective is to increase the availability of online information, in different languages, around European topics that affect young people across the EU, presented in engaging formats and through multiple viewpoints. 

EU support: €9,000,000 


This call for proposals aims to promote and foster a better understanding among the general public and stakeholders of the role of Cohesion policy in supporting all EU's regions; to increase awareness of projects funded by the EU, and to encourage dialogue and debate on Cohesion policy, its results, its role in delivering on the EU's political priorities and on its future. 

EU support: €7,000,000 


Eight national fact-checking hubs have been selected increase the capacity of detecting, analysing and exposing disinformation campaigns at national/regional level under the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). 

EU support: approx. €11,000,000 


European programmes by Euronews 

The Commission signed a new 3-year Framework Partnership Agreement with the TV broadcaster Euronews in July 2021, supporting the production of content on EU affairs in multiple languages. 

EU support: €14,584,000 in 2022 

Duration: annual grants until June 2024 


The Commission supports the coverage of EU affairs in radio programmes across Europe. The grant supports Euranet Plus in the production & distribution of content on EU affairs by at least 15 radio stations. 

EU support: up to €4,400,000  

Duration: from January 2023 until December 2024 


DG REGIO regularly issues calls providing support for the production and dissemination of information and content linked to EU Cohesion policy. 31 projects have been selected under this call. 

Budget: €1,000,000 

Duration varies depending on the project, maximum 24 months 


A consortium of 18 news agencies coordinated by the German Press Agency will establish the 'European Newsroom', a space for news correspondents to work and train together, with a view to improving journalistic quality standards in Europe and produce and disseminate news on EU affairs. 

Budget: €1,760,000 

Duration: from January 2022 until December 2023 


Two media consortia receive support to enrich coverage around EU affairs from multiple perspectives: the European Data News Hub, gathering six leading European press agencies producing infographics, video, audio, podcasts and text stories in nine languages, and the European Data Journalism Network, a network of 12 core partners from across Europe, plus associated media, producing and promoting data-driven coverage of European topics. 

Budget: up to €700,000 each 

Duration: 2 years, starting spring 2023


Two media consortia receive support to produce and distribute innovative, thought-provoking content around current affairs for young Europeans.The two concortia produce innovative content in several languages and spread it in diverse online channels to reach target audiences of up to 34 years old. 

EU support: up to €800.000 for Sphera and up to €1.2,000,000 for ENTR – your perspective 

Duration: from March 2022 until March 2023 

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Media sector calls — EU support to the news media sector

The Commission aims to support projects that address structural challenges of media sectors and/or that promote a free, diverse and pluralistic environment.

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