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Stars4media Call for Initiatives

Key Information

  • Eligibility: 
    • media professionals (mainly young “rising stars”, plus their optional senior mentors), either acting from within a media organisation or as freelancers, collaborating around an innovative idea
    • Stars4Media ‘initiatives’ and teams must involve a mix of different media profiles: reporters, data journalists, graphic designers, web developers, social media managers, user experience and marketing specialists, data and AI experts, etc. 
  • Funding amount: €5,400 per participant / up to 16,200€ per media organisation
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: European Union
  • Application languages: English

Developed by the media and for the media, and co-funded by the EU, Stars4Media is supporting collaborative initiatives developed by at least two media organisations from two different EU countries. These initiatives should contribute to innovation in new editorial products and formats, emerging technologies or other innovations at the organisational level. Stars4Media Second Edition is the continuation of the first European training programme for media professionals to accelerate innovation and cross-border cooperation.

As a media professional you will:

  • Cooperate with another European media organisation for 4 months
  • Benefit from the guidance and coaching of media experts to test an innovative idea
  • Gain practical skills in areas such as quality reporting, data journalism, AI and translation technologies, marketing, business development, and social media
  • Join a community of media innovators from all over the European Union
  • Receive a grant of 5,400€ per participant

As a media organisation or tech company you will:

  • Test new editorial and technological products and new business models across borders
  • Grow your network with innovative media and tech companies in Europe
  • Develop and motivate your staff and future management
  • Receive a grant: up to 16,200€ per media organisation (3 involved participants)
  • Exchange best practices with like-minded media organisations
You can find more details here.

Deadline: Ongoing

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