« Back to all Fundings

Pilot Project: Opportunities for Minority Language Media

Status: Open

  • Grant

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: Ongoing

Key Information
  • Eligibility: Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants or combinations of: 
    • a single entity or grouping of entities 
    • non-profit organisation (private or public); 
    • international organisations; 
    • universities; 
    • educational institutions; 
    • research centres; 
    • Profit making entities, e.g. media organisations. Natural persons are not eligible 
  • Funding amount: €700.000
  • Type of funding: Programmatic and core funding
  • Target countries: European Union
  • Application languages: One of the official EU languages


The European Commission is launching a Call for proposals for a Pilot Project in the field of media professionalisation and mobility. The objective of the Pilot Project under this call is to provide media professionals working at minority language media outlets across Europe with the opportunity to undertake internships with European media houses.This will contribute to the professionalisation of minority language media and enable participants to gain a broader and more comprehensive understanding of different media and newsroom cultures. As quality news and a diversity of views are essential to democracy, the project aims i) to contribute to quality journalism by enhancing journalists’ skills and ii) to enhance media pluralism via a greater variety of opinions and voices.

The following core actions to be carried out by the beneficiary are described in detail in the Call for Proposals document:

  • Design of the internship project
  • Selection of participants/host organisations
  • Logistical support for participants/host organisations
  • Information and communication
  • Financial Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Read more about the pilot project, including full eligibility and judging criteria, application forms, and suggested story themes here.

For the latest funding opportunities, profiles of media donors, and expert insight from GFMD’s MediaDev Fundraising Guide sign up for Bottom Line newsletter


You are using an outdated browser which can not show modern web content.

We suggest you download Chrome or Firefox.