Whether you are considering applying or just want to learn more about the call, you can find more information in the Q&A section below
Universities are not eligible as primary applicants. But, if a media outlet chooses to partner with the department of Journalism or any other institution, then the University can be a partner in this application, but not the applicant.
You cannot be a primary applicant for this Call. But, if one media outlet chooses to partner with your company, you can be a partner in this application, but not the applicant.
We are not asking for any budget to be submitted at this phase of application, as this will be requested after we pre-select the media we will be working on, and after we have conducted the needs assessment. Only then (by September) the media will be able to design a detailed working plan and a budget, together with our experts and mentors.
Media outlets can both invest in product production and equipment purchase. But the budget will be prepared and submitted after the pre-selection and individual needs assessment.
A partnership with another media from the Western Balkans is not obligatory for this Application.
Participation in other media support programs does not impact your eligibility for this application.
You can use the business idea you have already initiated and provide more information about it in Annex 1. After selection, there will be a needs assessment for each media outlet selected, based on which a detailed business action plan will be designed together with our experts (based on the idea you suggested or a different one).
Submitting the supporting documents in the original language is sufficient.
This will be determined after the selection, based on the evaluation and thorough needs assessment for each media outlet selected.
Yes, our Program will have other granting schemes in the upcoming months that will target other organizations and smaller local media outlets rather than just large/consolidated media outlets.
There is no quota per country for the selection of media outlets. Numbers will be determined based on the assessment of the eligibility and evaluation criteria per each application.
The chosen beneficiaries will receive grants.
Non-for-profit media organizations can apply, as long as they have a public communication channel/medium where they produce and publish professional media and journalistic content.
● Relevant audience and significant social impact: Substantial outreach; relevance for key target groups (vulnerable and underrepresented groups; specific geographies; specific topics of public interest, etc); influence on public discourse
● Track record of investigative and/or other in-depth reporting on issues of high public interest that have had an impact on the wider public.
We don’t exclude media outlets from application on the basis of their size. Smaller media outlets can apply. The decision for selection will be taken based on the assessment of all evaluation criteria.
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