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Ec Call for Proposals: Preparatory Action on Media Literacy for All

Key Information
  • Eligibility:  The call is open to a grouping of entities (consortia). Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants or combinations of:
    • non-profit organisation (private or public);
    • public authorities (national, regional, local);
    • international organisations;
    • universities;
    • educational institutions;
    • research centres,
    • profit making entities, e.g. media organisations.
  • Funding amount: Total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is €500.000. Depending on the quality of the proposals, the Commission expects to fund of 2 – 5 projects.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic and up to 7% core funding
  • Target countries: European Union and UK
  • Application languages: English (Action summary can be submitted in French)
The call aims at promoting media literacy education by fostering innovative practices and the development of appropriate educational materials and/or services, with a focus on “training the trainers” and an aim to:
  • Identify and catalogue techniques commonly used by malicious actors to create, distribute and amplify online disinformation, including the newest forms of manipulation of communication technologies;
  • Catalogue and design/repurpose for wider sharing relevant educational materials in collaboration, where appropriate, with civil society and media organisations, online platforms, fact-checkers and/or academic researchers with a specific expertise in communication sciences, psychology, sociology, cognitive sciences or other relevant academic fields;
  • Develop tools based on innovative pedagogic approaches, including gaming, creative uses of videoconferencing and other remote learning methodologies, to be used by trained teachers and educators for media literacy training;
  • Develop educational modules targeted at different age, linguistic and/or cultural groups, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable segments of the population, to be used by trained teachers and educators;
  • Design and deliver appropriate, replicable trainings/training materials to school teachers and/or educators active in out-of-school contexts including by innovative means such as those developed in the third bullet point above;
  • Develop 1-2 use-cases on sharing of best practices among trainers of targeted communities;
  • Contribute to fostering a media literacy ecosystem based on shared best practices across linguistic and cultural borders, including through the creation of, and/or collaboration with, open educational repositories.

Read more about the project here.

Deadline: Ongoing

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