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Covering EU Affairs Through Radio

27 27+00:00 July, 2022 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Covering EU affairs through radio (Call CNECT/2022/4385545)









4.400.000,00 €





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.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs));

Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants or combinations of:

  • News media organisations (private or public);
  • Other organisations active in media (private or public).

Consortium composition:

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 4 applicants (beneficiaries; affiliated entities and other participants are allowed, if needed, but affiliated entities do not count for the minimum number of applicants), which complies with the following conditions:

  • Minimum 4 entities from 4 different EU Member States;

Associated partners, if any, are considered third parties, they are not applicants, not part of the consortium and hence do not count for the minimum number of applicants.


This Call aims to increase reporting on European issues, from a pan-European viewpoint and/or by comparing different viewpoints from within the EU, mainly through radio. To do so, it stimulates the production of content around EU affairs and the distribution of such content to as many EU citizens as possible.


Objective 1: content production

Production needs to adhere to the highest editorial standards. To engage the public in the policy-making process, it is essential to provide information on EU affairs that is characterised by independent, professional and high-quality reporting.

Expected results include weekly, high-quality, editorially independent audio formats, that provide an in-depth and diverse view on EU affairs in as many EU languages as possible. More formats can be proposed as part of this basic offer. Editorial independence will be guaranteed by a charter of independence that will be part of the agreement between the European Commission and the successful applicant.


Objective 2: content distribution

Distribution needs to cover as many EU countries as possible. To reach the widest possible audience, the action aims to increase rebroadcasts and distribution of the produced content via digital media. To do so, the content production process will need to take into account the needs of member stations, potential partners, listeners and other potential audiences from the outset.

Expected results include programmes reaching at least 1 million unique listeners per month via radio and digital channels.

Main themes and priorities (scope)

  •  Priorities for content production

 Applicants should ensure coverage in at least 6 EU languages, through a network of at least 4 members. The network must aim to reflect the diversity of people and audiences in the EU and involve organisations from diverse countries/regions.

Applicants are encouraged, in particular, to associate radio stations who can provide independent information in areas where provision of EU affairs is scarce.

The planned content should reflect the diversity of the network. Proposals need to ensure that at least 10 minutes of original content is produced per member and per language per week, ideally more, with in-depth coverage of current EU affairs through magazines, reports, documentaries and/or talks shows, thus excluding news bulletins and press reviews.

  • Priorities for content distribution

The Commission expects the network to ensure that the produced content reaches at least 1 million unique listeners per month. The network should aim to have a substantial reach in each language, reflecting the diversity of the network. Proposals must contain a detailed outreach plan, explaining how the content will be distributed through broadcasting and digital means.

The network must be open to media that can bring added value to the partnership, whether national, regional or local. Proposals must explain how and under which conditions interested media can join the network or be involved in any other way.


Eligible activities

The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • coordination;
  • organisation of collaborative digital workspaces;
  • the production and distribution of content around EU decision-making;
  • editorial supervision;
  • editorial audits (via a subcontract);
  • content adaptation;
  • building/maintaining a suitable technical web-platform;
  • webinars and virtual meetings;
  • activities to enlarge uptake by other media and exchange good practices;
  • purchase of media space;
  • promotion and dissemination;
  • financial support to third parties, such as support to journalists and/or media outlets for independent journalistic productions covering EU affairs from European perspectives.


The available call budget is 4.400.000,00 €.

It will be expect to fund 1 project for a maximum grant amount of 4.400.000,00 € but this

does not preclude the submission/selection of a proposal requesting a lower amount.

Projects should normally last 24 months.

The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (maximum 95%).

Management costs (i.e personnel costs for staff coordinating the network, beyond purely financial and editorial tasks) should not represent more than 15% of the total eligible direct costs of the action.

Subcontracting is allowed if duly justified, for tasks that are not core tasks of the action, up to a maximum of 10% of the total eligible direct costs.

Support to third parties is allowed if duly justified, up to a maximum of 5% of the total eligible direct costs.

For more details, please consult the “Media networks: Production and dissemination of radio content through a network of European partners (Call CNECT/2022/4385545)” call for proposals DOCUMENT.

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27 27+00:00 July, 2022
8:00 - 17:00
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