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Culture and Creativity

The goal of the pilot project is to promote the preservation of a pluralistic media environment of the countries affected by war in Ukraine, also whilst journalists and media are working from an exile. The broader aim is to make Europe a safer place by helping the people of these countries in their democratic aspirations, where independent media play an indispensable role.
The pilot project aims to explore precise support needs and subsequently provide appropriate support for independent media and journalists from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus that have relocated and are working from the EU Member States by:

  • Researching and mapping the needs and challenges of independent newsrooms and professional journalists from those countries who have relocated their operations in the Member States;
  • Establishing support networks in several EU Member States in order to provide tailored and adjusted support to the exile newsrooms and journalists. 
Total budget
Grant / loan size
Up to €3 million
Who can apply
The type of applicants targeted by the call for proposals are non-profit organisations, international organisations, public bodies, and research centres.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) and 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:
• non-profit organisation (private or public);
• public authorities (national, regional, local);
• international organisations;
• research centres.
No. of partners needed
Check the call documents for further info
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€3 million
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