Call for proposals 2019 - Media Councils in the digital age Connect/2019/1074575 Closed!


The objective of the call under the present Pilot Project is to acquire a better knowledge and to support the activities of media self-regulation bodies.

In order to protect media freedom and pluralism and to promote professionalism in journalistic content, the action will seek to improve the understanding of the challenges of digital developments through a press / media council cooperation platform, and in parallel, will support the transition of media self-regulatory bodies to the online world. It will also help them engage in discussions with internet intermediaries and other internet media stakeholders.

Through exchanges of best practices, the project will help bringing clarity on how to achieve, in a converged media environment, the goals of media self-regulation


Activities to be covered by the Project:

  1. Designing and running a survey
  2. Building a database
  3. Exchange of best practices
  4. Establish a pan-EU Working Group
  5. Support to new press/media councils
  6. Global dialogue

European community funding

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

  • 0,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 April 2019 - 2 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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