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Four calls open under the European Media and Information Fund

Media literacy and fact-checking initiatives in Europe are encouraged to apply for funding for their work to combat disinformation.

09 February 2022


The first four calls of the European Media and Information Fund (EMIF), an initiative of the Gulbenkian Foundation and the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance, support media literacy and fact-checking initiatives, as well as research projects on online disinformation.

Researchers, fact-checkers, not-for-profits and other public interest-oriented organisations in Europe (EU, EFTA and the United Kingdom) working on disinformation research, media literacy and fact-checking can apply.

1. Media and Information Literacy (Deadline 29 April 2022)
“The key aim of the call media and information literacy for citizens empowerment is to support initiatives that enhance digital media and information literacy skills in Europe.”

2. Research into Media, Disinformation and Information Literacy (Deadline 29 April 2022)    "The call Supporting research into media, disinformation and information literacy across Europe aims at supporting wide and deep scientific studies on the disinformation phenomenon, encompassing its causes, societal impacts and possible responses.”

3. Multidisciplinary Investigations on Disinformation (Deadline 29 April 2022)
“The key aim of the call multidisciplinary investigations on disinformation in Europe is to address the existing knowledge gaps on the scale and scope of disinformation in Europe and gain a better understanding of the policies implemented to counter it.”

4. Boosting Fact-checking Initiatives across Europe (Deadline 2 March 2022)
“This call 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.”

EMIF is managed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance (STG). The European Digital Media Observatory based at the STG acts as independent advisor in the formulation of calls for proposals, as well as in the evaluation and selection of projects.
For more information on EMIF and how to apply for funding, please visit the EMIF website. You can check here whether your organisation or project is eligible to participate in the calls.

Last update: 09 February 2022

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