European Commission

European Commission

The European Commission is seeking proposals to select potential beneficiaries for the implementation of a number of information measures co-financed by the EU. The main aim is to provide support for the production and dissemination of information and content linked to EU Cohesion policy, including inter alia the Just Transition Fund and the recovery plan for Europe, while respecting complete editorial independence of the actors involved.

The exact content of the proposed information measures will depend on the editorial choice of the applicants. The editorial independence will be guaranteed by a charter of independence that will be part of the agreement signed between the European Commission and the grant beneficiaries.

Objectives

  • The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
    • To promote and foster a better understanding of the role of Cohesion policy in supporting all EU's regions;
    • To increase awareness of projects funded by the EU - through Cohesion policy in particular - and of their impact on people's lives;
    • To disseminate information and encourage an open dialogue on Cohesion policy, its results, its role in delivering on the EU's political priorities and on its future;
    • To encourage civic participation in matters related to Cohesion policy and to foster citizens' participation to setting priorities for the future of this policy.
  • The target audience of the information measures to be implemented through this call is the general public and/or related stakeholders. More specifically:
    • For the general public: the objective is to raise public awareness of the results of Cohesion policy and their impact on citizens' lives to Europeans who are unaware of the EU and of the EU action in their region. Information should focus on developing greater understanding of the contribution of Cohesion policy to boosting jobs and growth in Europe and reducing disparities among Member States and regions.
    • For stakeholders: the objective is to engage with stakeholders (including national, regional and local authorities, beneficiaries, businesses, academia) to further communicate the impact of Cohesion policy on their regions and to feed into the discussion on the future of Cohesion policy and, more broadly, the future of Europe.

Funding Information

  • The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at 5.000.000 €.
  • The grant amount will be maximum EUR 300 000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants:
    • media organisations/news agencies (television, radio, written press, online media, new media, combination of different media);
    • non-profit organizations;
    • universities and educational institutions;
    • research centres and think-tanks;
    • associations of European interest;
    • private entities;
    • public authorities (national, regional and local), with the exception of the authorities in charge of the implementation of Cohesion policy in accordance with Art 123. of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013.
  • Natural persons as well as entities established for the sole purpose of the implementation of the projects within this call for proposals are not eligible.
  • Applicants who participated in the calls launched by the European Commission in 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Call for proposals 2017CE16BAT063, 2018CE16BAT042, and 2019CE16BAT117 respectively, for "Support for information measures relating to the EU Cohesion policy") are eligible notwithstanding the outcome of their previous applications.
  • Please be aware that following the entry into force of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement on 1 February 2020 and in particular Articles 127(6), 137 and 138, the references to natural or legal persons residing or established in a Member State of the European Union are to be understood as including natural or legal persons residing or established in the United Kingdom. UK residents and entities are therefore eligible to participate under this call.
  • Only applications from legal entities established in the following countries are eligible:
    • EU Member States.

Post Date - 22-Oct-2020


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