Call for proposals 2021 – Creative Europe - NEWS-Journalism partnerships CREA-CROSS-2021-JOURPART Closed!


Within the specific objective of promoting policy cooperation and innovative actions supporting all strands of the Programme, promoting a diverse, independent and pluralistic media environment and media literacy, thereby foresting freedom or artistic expression, intercultural dialogue and social inclusion, the priorities of the CROSS-SECTORAL strand shall include promoting cross-sectoral collaboration aimed at adjusting to the structural and technological changes faced by the media, including enhancing a free, diverse, and pluralistic media environment, quality journalism and media literacy including in the digital environment.


The support is foreseen for collaborative projects in and between any news media (sub)sector and/or genre that aim to enhance cooperation and instil systemic change across the wider news media ecosystem. The proposed activities should be clearly justified and based on the needs of the chosen (sub)sector(s). The proposed partnerships are encouraged to involve organisations from countries/regions with different and diverse media capabilities.
The activities should aim to serve the wider ecosystem across Europe, including small media. Sharing of best practices between operators in media markets with different and diverse characteristics (in terms of languages, production volumes, sizes, digitalisation levels etc.) is encouraged, to promote mutual learning. All Partnerships will operate with full editorial independence. They will need to respect professional, widely accepted editorial standards.

European community funding

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

  • 7,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 August 2021 - 2 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

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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