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Call for proposalsOpen

NEWS: Journalism partnerships - Collaborations

This call aims to address cross-border media challenges and opportunities, specifically by increasing collaboration in journalism.


Publication date
7 November 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
14 February 2024, 17:00 (CET)
Funding programme
Level of funding
EU level




The overall objective of this call is to promote media literacy and a pluralistic media environment, ultimately fostering artistic expression, intercultural dialogue and social inclusion. This strand specifically focuses on cross-sectoral activities that are adjusting to the technological changes faced by the media through increased cooperation, digital skills and cross-border collaboration. These activities should contribute to trustworthy reporting, skills development, and employment for news media professionals and journalists. 

Activities/actions supported

This call covers activities related to reskilling and upskilling. Under this call, projects can include online trainings and workshops for media professionals, exchange programmes, mapping of best practices, production of practical guidebooks, development and testing of platforms and technical solutions to exchange ideas and best practices, promotional activities, or other activities that aim to uphold the viability of the sector. 

Anticipated outcomes

The Call for Proposals is expected to have the following impact:

  • Increased collaboration of media
  • Increased knowledge exchange of best practices across the media sector
  • The creation of knowledge hubs for sub-sectors and genres
  • Improved skills amongst journalist and media business professionals

Institution providing the funding

European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Size of funding

EUR 6 000 000



Overview of eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries (i.e., EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs));  EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme).

Overview of award criteria

Project proposals will be assessed taking into account the following four criteria, for a maximum score of 100 points:

  • Relevance (30 points)
  • Quality of content and activities (30 points)
  • Project management (20 points)
  • Dissemination (20 points)

Projects must receive at least 70 points overall to be considered for funding.



Application procedures

The proposal must be submitted in 4 parts:

  • Part A:  administrative information about the applicant organisations and the summarised budget for the proposal (to be filled in directly online).
  • Part B:  technical content of the proposal. Organisations need to download the mandatory word template, fill it in and upload it as a PDF file.
  • Part C contains additional project data.
  • Annexes to be uploaded as PDF file. 

Application forms are available in the link of the call (see below).

Application support available

For help related to this call, please contact: EACEA-CREATIVE-EUROPE-JOURNALISM-PARTNERSHIPSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EACEA-CREATIVE-EUROPE-JOURNALISM-PARTNERSHIPS[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).

Useful links


Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info