The recently adopted 2022 Creative Europe programme includes a new Media Literacy funding call under the News Media strand of the programme. This funding call will support the development of innovative cross-border media literacy initiatives and communities across Europe, in a continuously changing digital media landscape and taking into account current user behaviour among various age groups.
The call is open to consortia composed of at least three entities from a minimum of three different countries participating in the Creative Europe programme. These consortia may include profit and non-profit organisations (private or public); public authorities (national, regional, local); international organisations; universities and educational institutions; media organisations; research and technology institutions; technology providers.
The call will focus on projects with a pan-European consortia, scaling up best practices across national, cultural and linguistic borders, and developing and upscaling media literacy tools and actions to ensure the transfer of such practices to the widest possible audience, covering different types of media delivery modalities ;
– forums for exchange of best practices around specific age groups, groups with limited media literacy skills or access, or those at risk of social exclusion;
– support for media literacy professionals to adapt their practices to fast developing media formats and changing media consumption patterns.
The size of the grant awarded will be between €400k and €500k and approximately 5-6 projects are expected to be funded.
The call is now open and the deadline for applications is 6 April. MLI will be working with Creative Europe Desk Ireland to help promote this call to the media literacy community in Ireland.
For further information, you can contact Orla Clancy at Creative Europe Desk Ireland – firstname.lastname@example.org