[Call for Proposals] Media ownership monitor

Deadline for applications: 9 February 2021

The European Commission is launching a Call for proposals for the Pilot Project “Media ownership monitor”.

As a part of its wider efforts to support media freedom and pluralism, he European Commission launched a call for proposals to establish a Media Ownership Monitor, with the maximum amount of the grant being €1 million. The call for proposals is open to non-profit organisations (private or public), international organisations, universities, educational institutions and research centres working in the field of media freedom and pluralism .

The Media Ownership Monitor project will create a tool to better inform policy and regulatory interventions that support media freedom and pluralism, by clearly delineating where ownership lies, making potential issues more visible and thereby helping to improve the understanding of the media market. Concretely, the Monitor will provide a country-based database containing information on media ownership, assess systematically relevant legal frameworks and identify possible risks to media ownership transparency.

The need for such a tool has come about due to the increasing trends of the concentration of ownership in digital and traditional media and the consequent risks to media pluralism.

– Total budget available: 1.000.000 EUR (one million euros).

– Maximum co-financing rate: 90% of eligible costs

– Duration of the action: 1 year

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