Creative Europe is the EU’s funding programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.
This action is expected to provide practical help to protect journalists under threat.
This action is expected to provide practical help to protect journalists under threat, including concrete tools such as advice and legal support as well as offering shelter and logistical assistance thereby enabling the targeted journalists to continue pursuing their professional activities. This can include financial support when needed. The project will also organise visits to affected countries. Anti-impunity action shall be supported through advocacy. The tools used will be adjusted to accommodate individual needs on a case-by-case basis.
The following activities will be funded:
- Design and manage a Europe-wide rapid response mechanism to support media freedom and journalists' safety, covering all EU Member States.
- Provide legal and practical support to journalists and other media practitioners in need.
- Organise advocacy missions to locations where journalists are under threat.
- Monitor the state of media freedom in the EU Member States and Candidate Countries.
- Organise awareness raising campaigns in the field of media freedom and safety of journalists.
- Ensure communication and dissemination activities
- Monitor and evaluate the action.
In order to be eligible, the applicants(beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. Creative Europe Participating Countries: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) and non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least two applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which both comply with the following conditions:
- minimum 2 independent entities from 2 different eligible countries
- proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants or combinations of: non-profit organisations (private or public); international organisations; universities; educational institutions; research centres.
The available call budget is EUR 3 100 000.
Projects should not normally exceed 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).