Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/180556/DD/ACT/MD
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 03.05.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 250.000€
Total available budget: 1.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 400.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


  • Capacity Building
  • Media & Journalism

Project Locations

  1. Europe



1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the reforms in the area of media and to the public resilience to disinformation in line with the EU acquis and ILO standards. The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

• Lot 1 – To support independent and free media in Moldova
The priorities for Lot 1 are:
– Provide grant funding for media civil society organisations to mobilise technical expertise for coaching and mentoring of journalists, conduct trainings, procurement of technical equipment and software, including sub granting to local and national media, individual online activists such as bloggers, vloggers, but not limited to;
– Produce quality content (campaigns, materials) on the EU integration and EU assistance;
– Improve gender sensitivity of reporting, notably making sure that media reporting is free from gender stereotypes;

• Lot 2 – To support the public resilience to disinformation
The priorities for Lot 2 are:
– Conduct media literacy campaigns and initiatives to build public resilience to disinformation
– Cooperate with relevant state institutions, such as Audiovisual Council, Center for Strategic Communication and Combatting Disinformation and the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) to support communication activities such as campaigns and public outreach events, capacity building, digital education and cyber hygiene of the general public.

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be non-profit-making and (3) be a specific type of organisation such as non-governmental organisation, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 156 of the EU Financial Regulation.

3) Location

Actions must take place in the Republic of Moldova.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €1,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €250,000 and maximum €400,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (80%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action.

5) Application

The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 3 May 2024.

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