Call for proposals 2020 - A European public sphere: a new online media offer for young Europeans CNECT/I.3(2020)2765678 Closed!


The project supports the goals of the New EU Youth Strategy and the New EU Agenda for Culture: bring the EU closer to youngsters; address issues of concern to them; encourage them to become active citizens; connect them across borders; fosters social cohesion through culture and creativity; foster innovation, jobs and growth in local and regional IT and creative sectors. Furthermore, it goes in line with the Communication on strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture.

This pilot project aims to engage with young Europeans by creating curated online spaces that gather thought-provoking content around themes and topics that are discussed at EU level. These spaces should allow them to compare perspectives from across Europe and empower them to discuss and discover how their interests link to interests of youngsters in other countries, and to relevant EU initiatives. Proposals should foresee selection and production of new content, to inform and engage young audiences across Europe in an open and constructive debate about recent and future life in Europe.


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • Management (max 15% of direct eligible costs);
  • Journalistic production;
  • Organisation of youth events;
  • Creation and maintenance of websites and platforms (max 15% of costs);
  • Online advertising (max 5% of costs);
  • Other promotion and dissemination actions;
  • Actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchanges of good practices among youth reporters;
  • Analyses and mapping of perceptions among youth;
  • Financial support to third parties (e.g. a competition for young journalists)

European community funding

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

  • 2,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 July 2020 - more than one year 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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