The European Commission has launched a call for proposal to contribute to empowering young men and women in the Neighbourhood south to participate in public affairs and address social challenges in an informed manner by using media, online media and in particular public broadcasters as a vector. The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 5 million.
This call targets online media and broadcasters with a public service mandate, as well as civil society organisations aiming at developing platforms/channels/ programmes in cooperation with media based in the 10 countries of the southern Mediterranean, namely Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
- To foster the knowledge/understanding of what young Arab women and men are interested in and how this can be translated into media tools and programmes in terms of content but also innovative tools. Specific attention should be paid to the interests of young women.
- To promote co-operation between media and young women and men in order to ensure that media in the Neighbourhood south, in particular online media and public and private broadcasters reflect their needs and concerns in programmes/channels with focus on education, entertainment and information. Specific attention should be paid to the needs and concerns of young women.
- To encourage and support the creation of more inclusive media approaches providing young women and men with shared platforms for discussing political and social issues among themselves and with other groups of societies. Specific attention should be paid to the interests/needs of young women.
- To enhance media literacy among young women and men in the countries targeted through the media tools and programmes developed.
The deadline for submission of concept notes is 27/06/2017 at 12:00 (Brussels date and time).