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Media Actions Ahead of the 2024 European Elections

31 31+00:00 October, 2022 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Call for proposals for grants for media actions in the area of communication ahead of the 2024 European Elections - EP-COMM/SUBV/2022/MEDIA









200.000,00 €*





The purpose of this call for proposal is to award grants co-financing media actions by news agencies, television channels, radio stations, digital media, written press and pan-European associations of media. Digital media includes both digital-only media and digital platforms of other media.

The actions supported under this call are mono-beneficiary actions. This means that only proposals submitted by one only legal entity are eligible for a grant. Grant agreements will be signed with a single beneficiary.

Therefore, several applicants cannot submit one common proposal. However, applicants may submit a proposal coordinated with another proposal by one or more grant applicant(s).

In such case, the coordination modalities should be reflected in the description of the action. This coordination scheme could lead to the signature of two or more grant agreements provided all the actions are selected for funding.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are a legal person:

  • constituted and registered as legal entity for at least two years at the time of application;
  • based in one of the Member States of the European Union;
  • with nonpartisan political affiliation.

Proposals by pan-European associations (pan-European association means, for the purpose of this call, an organisation operating in most or all EU Member States) or networks of media should provide a clear commitment from each of the members participating in the action to publish or broadcast part or the totality of the media content produced by the association or network.

Beneficiaries and affiliated entities, if any, must register in the Participant Register and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.

Entities from all EU Member States are eligible.



 The European Parliament as the only EU Institution elected by universal suffrage aims at raising citizens’ awareness of the role and democratic values of the European Union as well as informing on its decision, in order to contribute to a wide public debate and engage with citizens ahead of the forthcoming European Elections in spring 2024.

The purpose of this call is to select proposals for the award of grants for media actions.

These media actions should have a two-fold objective:

  1. Provide regular, reliable, pluralistic and non-partisan information on the forthcoming 2024 European Elections, as well as on the political and legislative work of the European Parliament (inter alia: The Recovery and Resilience Facility, Next Generation EU, European Green Deal, European Digital Economy, Europe in the world, Future of Europe, rule of law, etc.), emphasizing its implications in the European citizen’s daily lives.
  2. Promote participation and engaging citizens and civil society organisations in the debate on the forthcoming 2024 European Elections, by organising online and off-line events, calls to action, online activation, public consultations, surveys, etc.

Applicants must describe in detail in their proposals how they plan to fulfil this two-fold objective.


Activities that can be funded:

 Supported activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • TV shows or parts of them, including integration of slots in shows with established viewing figures or in peak times; audience outside the EU27 is not considered in the evaluation.
  • Radio programmes, including integration of slots in programmes with established airing figures or in peak times; audience outside EU27 is not considered an asset.
  • Reports, news, opinion articles, blogs, debates, interviews, etc. (both in multimedia and written formats).
  • Multimedia actions with high views and engagement rates, including distribution via social media, engagement and other forms of interaction with public.
  • Actions with a trans-European dimension (cooperation of different media across Europe).
  • Actions that contribute to fact-checking and to counter disinformation, providing a high level of audience, including actions targeting EU-based minorities in non-EU languages.
  • Actions that promote participation and engagement of citizens and civil society organizations in the debate on the forthcoming 2024 European Elections, both off and online.
  • Events that contribute to the EU effort to raise awareness about the Elections and the importance to vote by organizing calls to action, public consultations, surveys, etc.
  • Polls, data visualization, surveys and other forms of visual communication.

The proposals can combine several of these activities in order to amplify their reach.

Involvement of Members of the European Parliament must be politically balanced.

Involvement of multipliers, content creators and opinion leaders in the debate on the forthcoming Elections, as well as participation/interaction with citizens, including via social media, will be considered an asset.


  • The available call budget is 8.000.000,00 €;
  • The actions shall have a duration of at least 6 months and take place between 1 September 2023 and 31 December 2024. Actions must start by 31 December 2023.
  • The grant parameters (maximum grant amount, funding rate, total eligible costs, etc.) will be fixed in the Grant Agreement.
  • The grant will take the form of the reimbursement of actual costs. This means that it will reimburse ONLY certain types of costs (eligible costs) and ONLY costs you actually incurred for your action (NOT the budgeted costs).
  • Co-financing of the media action by the European Parliament shall take the form of reimbursement of up to 70% of eligible costs actually incurred by the beneficiary and its affiliated entities.
  • *As an indication, proposals are expected to request a contribution from the European Parliament between 30.000,00 €; and 200.000,00 €; (see section 11.2 Form of grant, funding rate and maximum grant amount) but this does not preclude the submission/selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

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31 31+00:00 October, 2022
8:00 - 17:00
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