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EU Audio Reporting Programme

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Media support

Funding Size: €4,500,000

Deadline: 19/09/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Applicants must be legal entities (public or private bodies);
    – Applicants must be established in one of the EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs);
    – Applications can be submitted by single applicants or a consortium;
    – Editorial independence will be guaranteed by a charter of independence that will be part of the agreement between the European Commission and the beneficiary.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Europe
  • Application Language: English

The European Commission (EC) is seeking applications for the EU Audio Reporting Programme to support the production of innovative audio formats and their distribution across Europe.

This call for proposals for the EU Audio Reporting Programme targets projects focused on increasing independent reporting on European issues through audio formats and expanding its dissemination via broadcasting and/or digital platforms.

  • Objective 1 – Content production: Proposals should mainly focus on audio production. Expected results include regular/weekly high-quality, editorially independent audio formats that provide an in-depth and diverse view on EU affairs in as many EU languages as possible. The chosen topics and formats should be appealing and innovative. To ensure a truly European perspective, the content should to the extent possible be produced jointly by journalists across the EU. Production needs to adhere to the highest editorial standards.
  • Objective 2 – Content distribution: Distribution needs to aim for the largest possible audience. To do so, the content distribution process will need to take into account the market conditions and the needs, interests and habits of the target audiences and potential multipliers from the outset.
Eligible Activities

The following types of activities are eligible under this call:

  • Editorial online projects, content production, curation and dissemination.
  • Coordination and editorial supervision, governance, management, technical and editorial workflows, staff, control systems.
  • Setup, maintenance and/or development of technical delivery, distribution and transmission systems (via digital platforms, websites and tools, etc.).
  • Advertising, promotion, awareness and outreach actions.
  • Data studies and research related to the editorial needs, technical components and audience measurement.
  • Financial support to third parties.
Funding Information
  • The available call budget is EUR 4,500,000. The EU co-financing is limited to a maximum of 95% of the total eligible costs.
  • Projects should normally last 24 months.
  • Grants will support the production of innovative audio formats and their distribution across borders.

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