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Grant for a Preparatory Action: Europe-wide response mechanism for violations of press and media freedom

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Freedom of expression
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: €1,950,000

Deadline: 29/10/2021

  • Eligibility:
    – a consortium of legal entities;
    – non-profit organisations (private or public);
    – international organisations;
    – universities;
    – educational institutions;
    – research centres;
    – natural persons are not eligible except if: self-employed persons or equivalent (i.e. sole traders) where the company does not possess legal personality separate from that of the natural person or if they are part of a consortium. However, projects cannot be coordinated by a natural person.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: EU Member States
  • Application language: one of the EU official languages

The Europe-wide rapid response mechanism for violations of press and media freedom is meant to mitigate the consequences of the deterioration of press and media freedom in certain Member States and Candidate Countries. It will also provide a systematic monitoring of violations of press and media freedom across the European Union. This mechanism will make violations visible and provide legal and practical support to journalists under threat. It will be carried out in collaboration with European, regional and local stakeholders in the field of media freedom.

See here to learn more and apply.

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