€9 million EU funding to support cross-border journalism projects for young Europeans

The Commission has published a call for proposals worth € 9 million to stimulate news reporting on current affairs from cross-border perspectives for a young audience.

First launched in 2020 as a pilot project, this is the fourth yearly call of this kind. It aims to support the production of content on current affairs for and by young Europeans with complete editorial independence. It provides an opportunity for news media organisations and non-profit youth organisations to launch ambitious, cross-border projects that gather at least five organisations from five EU Member States, to test innovative approaches that engage young Europeans.

The projects are expected to increase the availability of online information in at least five European languages, on topics that impact young people, presented in engaging formats and from a diversity of voices.

The deadline for applications is 29 January 2024, with projects expected to start in summer 2024.

Source: European Commission | Shaping Europe’s digital future (https://shorturl.at/bhQRS)