Upcoming Deadline for ECF Culture of Solidarity Fund Call

Provided by the European Cultural Foundation, the 2021 Thematic Culture of Solidarity Call supports cross-border collaborative initiatives that reinforce a European Culture of Solidarity by contributing to open and democratic European digital and other media spaces.

Funding is available for initiatives that produce tangible results as well as having the potential of a sustainable impact and falling into one or more of the following categories:

Cross-border media collaborations that address societal issues across Europe that have become more imminent as a direct or indirect consequence of the pandemic

Development of digital tools that are based on shared public values and that have the potential to contribute to a digital European public infrastructure

Storytelling for increased public attention and policy awareness regarding the needs and opportunities for open and democratic European digital and other media spaces

The call is open to individuals (such as journalists, activists, developers), collectives (including volunteer groups and networks) and any legal form of organisations (NGOs, public institutions, private enterprises, cooperatives) operating in the media or digital sector or any other professional fields and sectors of society. This includes education and academia, health and social care, environmental, human rights, social entrepreneurship, and rural development.

Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, but their proposal must contribute to the overall focus of the call.

Candidates selected in the first phase to submit their project proposals in the second phase will also be connected to each other and to other relevant stakeholders of the foundation. Beyond the opportunity to expand networks, invited candidates will be offered a platform and resource to develop their idea further and improve their project proposal’s relevance to the call.

Shortlisted and invited candidates will be able to apply for a grant up to a maximum of €40.000 per project. With a project term of up to 18 months, grants can be used for financing a wide range of activities ranging from seed money for entirely new initiatives to (co-)funding for scaling up already existing ideas to a European level.

Applications to the 2021 Thematic Call can be submitted until 31 March 2021 (13:00 CET).

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