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Support to the Independent Media Sector in Serbia

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Gender equality in media
  • Media literacy
  • Media support

Funding Size: €1,000,000

Deadline: 26/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Lead applicant must be a legal person;
    – Must be a specific type of organisation such as: print/electronic/on-line media, radio or television channel, media organisation, news agency, media production house or media association;
    – Must be established in the Republic of Serbia;
    – Lead applicant must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary;
    – Lead applicant must act with at least two co-applicants. At least one co-applicant must be established outside of Belgrade;
    – Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant;
    – Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant himself.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Serbia
  • Application Language: English

The European Commission (EC) has announced a call for proposals to support media organisations and media associations in their contribution to the implementation and monitoring of the Media Strategy of Serbia, aiming at strengthening freedom of expression and ensuring media quality and plurality.


The specific objective of this call for proposals is to support innovative activities of media organisations and associations in Serbia to ensure the implementation of the National Media Strategy and address the needs of the media sector, as well as to improve access to evidence based and quality content and hence fight against disinformation and fake news.

  • To support monitoring and advocacy actions to ensure the implementation of the Media strategy, media laws and policies of Serbia;
  • To support integrity, safety and security of journalists, including among others against cyber threats, SLAPPs, online attacks, violence against female journalists, supporting mental health and others as appropriate, at national and/or at local level;
  • To support media to develop editorial capacities, quality content, evidence based journalism, and the use of digital tools, in particular at local level, with a focus on coverage of local and diverse topics, reaching out to marginalised and diverse communities. Access of the public to evidence based and quality content will help fight against disinformation.
Sectors or Themes

Safety of journalists, cyber threats and online attacks, safety of female journalists, mental health of journalists, self-regulation and Code of ethics, quality of reporting and professional standards, digital capacity, image and narrative on discriminated groups, gender equality in journalism, outreach to neglected groups, implementation and improvement of the legislation, policies and Media strategy, media literacy

Funding Information

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 1,000,000. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: EUR 250,000
  • Maximum amount: EUR 500,000

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