Creative Europe is the EU’s funding programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.
This call aims to help the wider European news media sector become more sustainable and resilient, specifically by supporting cross-border media collaborations.
"Journalism Partnerships - Collaborations” aims to help the wider European news media sector become more sustainable and resilient, specifically by supporting cross-border media collaborations. This support shall foster media transformation, trustworthy reporting and skills for news media professionals, for instance by developing media production standards and new business models.
This topic seeks to help the wider European news media sector become more sustainable and resilient, including small media. Support is foreseen for collaborative projects in and between any news media (sub)sector and/or genre that aim to enhance cooperation, help media adapt to new economic and consumption realities and instil systemic change across that sector.
The proposed activities should be clearly justified and based on the needs of the chosen (sub)sector(s).
Activities can be diverse, as long as their relevance is backed up by a solid needs analysis of the targeted sector(s), and helping the chosen (sub)sector(s) address identified challenges.
Projects must focus on ways to develop collaborative transformation, from a business, technological and/or content point of view.Projects can aim to develop, inter alia, better revenue and monetisation models, new approaches to audience development, community-building and marketing, development of common professional/technical standards, new types of newsrooms, syndication networks or other models to exchange content/data between news media across the EU, or provide assistance to small media organisations. Content-wise, they can aim to increase efficiency and the quality of reporting through innovative journalistic collaborations. Projects can test innovative production methods and formats, or contribute to high-quality media production standards in other collaborative ways. Projects can aim to increase exchanges of best practices among journalists and optimise workflows for those journalism genres requiring more time and resources.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) , which complies with the following conditions:
EUR 2.000.000 per project.
Projects should not normally exceed 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).