Call for proposals 2020 - Pilot project - EU grants for small-scale online media: supporting high-quality news products and tackling fake news Connect/2020/5464403 Closed!


The objective of this call is to support the EU strategy to tackle disinformation and complement EDMO’s activities by providing funding to specific research projects on disinformation. Such projects, which include fact-checking and analysis of online propagation patterns, should be carried out by expert teams with a specific knowledge of information and media environments in one or more Member States.


Activities to be covered by the Pilot Project:

  1. Analysis and detection of harmful disinformation campaigns at national/regional level and their impact on society and democracy
  2. Expose disinformation campaigns, including their impact on society and democracy
  3. Media literacy activities at national/regional level

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

  • conferences, seminars, events;
  • training activities;
  • awareness and dissemination actions;
  • actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchanges of good practices;
  • studies, analyses, mapping projects;
  • fact-checking and research activities.

European community funding

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

  • 2,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 November 2020 - 10 months 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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