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Call for Applications for Innovative Media for Peace, Social Cohesion and Reconciliation in Turkey, Middle EST and North Africa

Key Information

  • Eligibility: In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be a non-governmental organisation, local authority, independent foundation, public sector operator, civil society actor as defined by Article 1.3 of the IcSP Regulation No 230/2014 and constituted in accordance with the legislation in force in the applicants country of registration and
      be established ins a Member State of the European Union, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen or any other eligible country or territory as indicated in regulation n°236/2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of Union’s instruments for financing extranal action and
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
  • Funding amount: Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
    • minimum amount: EUR 1,200,000.00
    • maximum amount: EUR 2,000,000.00
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: a Member State of the European Union, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen or any other eligible country or territory as indicated in regulation n°236/2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of Union’s instruments for financing external action
  • Application languages: English

The European Union (EU) has launched a call for applications for the Innovative Media for Peace, Social Cohesion and Reconciliation in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

The global objective of this call for applications is to promote peace in the digital space and enhance resilience of conflict-affected and fragile societies to media harmful content in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza Strip and Yemen.
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
  • To use the potential of ICT (digital media, digital applications, mobile phones, data, etc.) to positively change the dynamic of conflict/crisis resolution and support peacebuilding initiatives;
  • To raise awareness about and fight disinformation/information influence and strengthen media literacy for key users (youth, influencers, journalists, citizens, etc.
The priorities of this call for proposals are:
  • Promoting free open source software, digital tools and platforms to monitor, counter the spread and mitigate the impact of hate speech, rumours and disinformation.
  • Promoting creative media content as a tool for outreach to reinforce shared identities, support social cohesion, mediation and post-conflict reconciliation efforts.
  • Promoting informative and educational programme contributing to increase knowledge of complex issues and help the audience critically think about it.
  • Supporting the implementation of digital mediation and diplomacy initiatives in conflict-affected areas.
  • Contribute to empower and strengthen the voice of marginalised groups through the use of media and ICT.
  • Foster innovation and policy development between ICT, peace and security.

Read more about the project here.

Status: Open

Type:
  • Grant

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: Ongoing

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