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Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe
September 7 @ 8:00 - 17:00
Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe - 6th Funding Round
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Only applications from entities established in the EU, EFTA or UK are eligible.
Proposals from individual entities are eligible if submitted by:
- Small-sized independent fact-checking and news media organisations with up to 50 employees, and up to € 10 million turnover or € 10 million total balance sheet.
- Non-governmental Organisations.
- Research centres.
- Educational institutions.
- Non-profit organisations.
Proposals from consortia are eligible if submitted by:
- Any of the entities mentioned above.
- News media organisations, including for-profit entities of any status or size, on condition that the consortium also integrate one or more entities mentioned above.
In the context of the ongoing Russia – Ukraine war, and in light of its repercussions across Europe, this Call for Proposals is currently accepting applications that contemplate collaborations with Ukrainian fact-checking and media organisation and/or journalists.
The European Media & Information Fund (EMIF) is accepting proposals for the 6th Funding Round of Checking Activities in Europe 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.
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:
- In connection to critical events (e.g., elections, public health or public security crises, etc.), which may be likely targets of disinformation campaigns in one or more European countries; and/or
- Aimed at improving the detection and understanding of disinformation narratives in topical areas of public interest.
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.
The following types of activities are eligible for both priorities
- Journalistic investigations and fact-checking activities.
- Production of original content in the form of articles (fact-checks)
- Awareness and dissemination actions, including conferences, seminars, events.
- Actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchanges of good practices, and uptake of innovative methodologies and relevant technologies.
Additionally, for priority Scale-Up projects, the following types of activities are also eligible:
- Integration of complementary skills via additional human resources in Newsrooms.
- Usage of innovative tools improving the efficiency of fact-checking (e.g., by facilitating online content verification or network analysis).
- Urgent Actions: Max: €55.000/6 Months
- Scale-Up Projects: Max: €80.000/12 Months
Organisation: European Media and Information Fund (EMIF)
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