Call for proposals 2020 - Data-driven news production on EU affairs CNECT/I.3(2020)3536371 Closed!


This Call aims to increase reporting on European issues, from pan-European viewpoints and/or by comparing different viewpoints from within Europe. To do so, it stimulates the production of innovative content through data-driven research and visualisations and the distribution of such content to as many EU citizens as possible.

In line with this objective, applicants should describe their approach to content production (increased coverage) and to content distribution (increased reach):

  • Objective 1 - Content production
  • Objective 2 – Content distribution


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

  • journalistic research activities, such as data gathering
  • data filtering and categorisation
  • organisation of collaborative digital workspaces
  • content production (may include articles, visuals, video and audio content)
  • editorial supervision
  • content adaptation
  • building/maintaining a suitable technical web-platform for publication
  • webinars and virtual meetings
  • activities to enlarge uptake by other media and exchange good practices
  • promotion and dissemination of results to media and/or end-users
  • financial support to third parties, such as grants to data journalism students

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2020 - 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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