Call for proposals 2017 - Media literacy for all CNECT/2017/MEDIALITERACY Closed!


The objective of the Pilot Project to be financed further to this call for proposals is to test innovative actions aimed at increasing citizens' ability to think critically about content they receive through social media, including content originated by traditional media; increasing users' awareness of the truthfulness of on-line information while at the same time promoting more responsible use of the internet; and to test the feasibility and usefulness of such actions. Critical thinking includes, among other skills, the ability to distinguish information from propaganda, to deconstruct media communication and to interact through social media in a responsible way.


A proposal for funding under the pilot project should have clearly defined objective(s) to advance/target specific area(s)/goal(s) within the field of media literacy. It should propose an adequate mixture of tools and activities to achieve those objectives. These could include:


  • Projects which facilitate a more structured analysis of disinformation propagation, with effective coordination between different countries involved in the fight against misinformation. These projects should include promotional activities targeted at informing citizens and journalists.
  • Innovative campaigns aimed at helping social media users to exercise critical thinking and responsibility, exploring, for example, how to harness the power of social media influencers with the aim of educating social media users in critical evaluation techniques;
  • creation of multilingual online material and interactive tools to improve the capacities of citizens to acquire a critical understanding of information/images accessed via social media and how to interact with it;
  • awareness-raising and efficient dissemination of the material created by the project or other similar material/activities that can be adapted to the same purpose, in particular through expert networks that can act as multipliers;
  • efficient dissemination of best practice, for instance through conferences, workshops, on-line platforms and/or training programmes;
  • any other relevant innovative activities aimed at developing citizens' ability to distinguish information from propaganda and fake news, to deconstruct media communication or any other capacity related to critical thinking towards the media;
  • activities involving local communities or networks to tailor and make accessible some of the above tools to minorities, people with limited formal education, digital immigrants (50+) or people at risk of being socially marginalised.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 December 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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