How can media content on current European issues reach young people in particular? Interested media organizations and non-profit organizations can now submit their suggestions. The EU Commission is providing 9 million euros for this, financed through the “Creative Europe” program.

The aim is to produce daily, reliable and thought-provoking content from across Europe . The project will help young people to compare perspectives from across Europe. It aims to appeal to them through attractive content in various European languages. The aim is to promote the democratic participation of young people in different social, linguistic and age groups.

Reliable information, fight against disinformation
Vice-President responsible for Values ​​and Transparency Věra Jourová recalled that the past years have clearly shown the key role of the media. The Commission is therefore increasing and expanding its funding sources at European level in order to provide young people with reliable information tools. The independence of the media is fully respected. Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton added: “We need to bring the EU closer to young people and encourage them to become active citizens. That means we bring the news to their online spaces, covering issues that matter to them and connecting them across borders. This will also serve our fight against disinformation.”

Proposals can be submitted until October 24th
After two pilot calls in 2020 and 2021 , the Commission has significantly increased EU support for independent journalism with this third call. Consortia comprising at least five organizations from at least five Member States can apply. The deadline for submitting proposals is October 24th . The projects will start next spring.

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