[EU Call For Proposals] Support for information measures relating to EU Cohesion policy

Deadline for applications: 11 January 2022

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy is seeking, for the fifth time in a row, proposals for editorially independent reporting on cohesion policy.

The total budget of this call for proposals is EUR 7 million. Grants are up to EUR 300 000 for each winning project, to cover max 80% of eligible costs.

Eligible applicants include media, universities, communication agencies and other private entities and public bodies (with the exception of managing authorities and intermediate bodies).

With the current call for proposals, the European Commission seeks to select potential beneficiaries for the implementation of a number of information measures7 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 Fund9 and the recovery plan for Europe10, 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.

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.

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