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[European Media and Information Fund] Boosting fact-checking activities in Europe

Deadline: 30 June

The Call Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe aims at supporting projects from independent fact-checking organisations, which play a key role in limiting the negative effects of disinformation on the public discourse and democratic processes. Only individual entities or organisations in a consortium located in the EU, EFTA and UK are eligible.

This call is permanently open until June 2025 and its total indicative allocation is €4 350 000. Applications may be submitted at any time and three funding rounds occur every year, in February, June and October. The second funding round is open until 30 June 2022.

THESE TYPES OF ACTIONS ARE SUPPORTED UNDER THIS CALL, AS A MEANS OF STRENGTHENING THE FACT-CHECKING ECOSYSTEM:

a. Urgent actions: projects designed to increase coverage, depth, and speed of fact-checking activities by organisations that commit to producing regular flows of fact-checks. These actions may have a duration up to 6 months and receive a grant up to €55 000.

b. Scale-up projects: free-lance collaborations within newsrooms and/or the integration of state-of-the-art technologies for content verification and media and social media monitoring. These actions may have a duration up to 12 months and receive a grant up to €80 000.

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