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Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe

Organisation: European Media and Information Fund

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: €55,000 to €80,000

Deadline: 31/10/2022

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    Applicants shall be legal entities employing fact-checkers and abiding by recognised ethical and professional standards.
  • Type of funding: Grant
  • Target countries: Europe
  • Application language: English

The European Media and Information Fund is looking to support projects from independent fact-checking organisations, which play a key role in limiting the negative effects of disinformation on the public discourse and democratic processes. 

In the context of the ongoing Russia – Ukraine conflict this Call for Proposals is currently accepting applications that contemplate collaborations with fact-checking and media organisation and/or journalists operating in Ukraine. 

The following types of actions are supported under this call as a means of strengthening the fact-checking ecosystem:

  • Urgent actions: projects designed to increase coverage, depth, and speed of fact-checking activities by organisations that commit to producing regular flows of fact-checks. These actions may have a duration up to 6 months and receive a grant up to €55,000.
  • Scale-up projects: free-lance collaborations within newsrooms and/or the integration of state-of-the-art technologies for content verification and media and social media monitoring. These actions may have a duration up to 12 months and receive a grant up to €80,000.

See here to learn more and apply.

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