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Rapid Response Mechanism

29 29+00:00 June, 2022 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Rapid Response Mechanism (CREA-CROSS-2022-MFP-RAPIDRESPONSE)

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OPENING
DATE

31-05-2022

DEADLINE
DATE

20-09-2022

SUBMISSION
LANGUAGE

English

MAXIMUM
VALUE

No limit

PERCENTAGE
OF FINANCING

90%

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Who?

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));
      • Non-EU countries:
        • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)

Consortium composition:

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.

What?

Defending media freedom and pluralism – Professional Standards and A Rapid Response Mechanism ((CREA-CROSS-2022-MFP)):

Scope

COUNCILS and STANDARDS: This action aims to further strengthen the position of press and media councils in a converged media environment and help in further development of deontological standards. It outcomes will include the development and maintenance of a database on media self-regulatory bodies; exchange of best practices; support to new media councils; training for journalists; cooperation with media regulators; assistance in developing journalistic standards, including through the pan-EU Working Group. It follows up on the preparatory action “Media councils in digital age”.

RAPID RESPONSE: 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.

Activities that can be funded (Scope)

  • Topic 1 – CREA-CROSS-2022-MFP—COUNCILS and STANDARDS
    • Press and media councils and professional standards: Maintenance and Development of the database;
    • Exchange of best practices;
    • Strengthening of the pan-EU Working Group;
    • Support to new media councils;
    • Trainings for journalists;
    • Cooperation with media regulators;
    • Further research on journalistic standards.
  • Topic 2 – CREA-CROSS-2022-MFP—RAPID RESPONSE: Monitoring violations of press and media freedom and providing practical help to protect journalists under threat:
    • 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.

Eligibility

Eligible activities

Topic 1 – Press and media councils and professional standards

  • Data collection and treatment;
  • Actions aiming at improving of networks, exchanges of good practices and coordination;
  • Conferences, seminars;
  • Training activities;
  • Awareness and dissemination actions;
  • Studies, analyses, mapping projects;
  • Financial support to third parties.

Topic 2 – Monitoring violations of press and media freedom and providing practical help to protect journalists under threat

  • Cooperation projects;
  • Conferences, seminars;
  • Training activities;
  • Awareness and dissemination actions;
  • Actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  • Actions aiming at the creation and improvement of digital tools;
  • Studies, analyses, mapping projects;
  • Legal and practical support to journalists;
  • Advocacy missions;
  • Financial support to third parties.

Funding

The available call budget is 4.100.000,00 €.

  • Press and media councils and professional standards: 1.000.000,00 €
  • A Rapid response mechanism: 3.100.000,00 €

The grant parameters (maximum grant amount, funding rate, total eligible costs, etc) will be fixed in the Grant Agreement.

Project budget (maximum grant amount): No limit. The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested.

The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (90%).

Projects should not normally exceed 24 months.

For more details, please see point 10. (Legal and financial set-up of the Grant Agreements) of the Defending media freedom and pluralism call document.

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Details

Date:
29 29+00:00 June, 2022
Time:
8:00 - 17:00
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