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Sub-Grants to support Local Media Outlets in Albania

Organisation: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media support

Funding Size: €8,000 – 15,000

Deadline: 15/07/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Applicant must be a non-governmental organisation registered and acting in the territory of Albania for more than 12 months from the date of application;
    – The applicant have an active, periodically updated media outlet;
    – The applicant must be non-profit making;
    – The applicant must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action;
    – The applicant must have previous experience (during the last 12 months) in implementing grants on media sector.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Albania
  • Application Language: English

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania) is launching an open call for sub-grants to support local media outlets in Albania (NGOs), which will provide them with technical, editorial and financial resources to report independently, ethically and in a gender-balanced way.

The three-year project: “Strengthening Media Freedom, Professionalism and Journalists’ Safety in Albania” is implemented by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania (BIRN Albania), in cooperation with Science for Innovation Development Centre (SCiDEV) and Qendra Faktoje.

The project is awarded within the EU funded Call: “Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2022 and Thematic Programme for Human Rights and Democracy 2022-2023”. In the framework of this project, BIRN Albania has opened a call for 3 (three) Sub-Grants to support local media outlets in Albania.

Expected results for each grant
  • Media articles, fact checking and other multimedia content (video, visualizations, podcasts, etc) on human rights abuses, fundamental rights violations, local government accountability and underreported topics relevant to local communities, will be produced and published by the grant beneficiaries.
  • Freedom of Information requests to relevant public bodies will be submitted by the grant beneficiaries
  • Joint meetings with local representatives (CSOs and community member) conducted by the grant beneficiaries.
  • Active participation of the grant beneficiaries on networking and exchange meetings, training and mentoring activities, organised by the contracting authority.
Funding Information
  • Indicative Budget available for this call of proposal: EUR 40,000.
  • BIRN Albania will grant EUR 8,000 – 15,000 to three successful applicants interested in this open call, with duration of action from 10 months to 12 months. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must cover 100% of total eligible costs of the action.

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