The European Commission (EC) is pleased to announce the call for proposals to promote inclusive social media in Europe and to help these groups create their own narratives about the place and role of refugees and migrants in European societies and communities.
- The pilot project will work on two objectives:
Leverage on the results of the ongoing project ‘Re:framing Migrants in the European Media’ on: planning strategies to address the power asymmetries that characterise the social media information space and designing strategies and actions to amplify those voices that are now excluded from the debate.
- Identify and test solutions – showcasing and implementing practical examples – on how migrants can actively participate in shaping their image – and the narratives about them – in social media, infotainment, online performance and gaming channels including immersive media interfaces, including through collaboration with artists.
- The available call budget is EUR 490.500. The EU co-financing is limited to a maximum of 75% of the total eligible costs.
- Duration: Project duration should normally range between 15 and 18 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).
- The following activities should be part of the expected actions of the project:
- Construct relevant and positive online narratives on migration, in collaboration with artists (potentially with a migrant background), influencers, infotainment specialists, game developers, journalists, digital media entrepreneurs and migrants themselves.
- Develop new or modify collaborative practices, peer learning and professional training for migrants, based on recent digital technologies such as AR, VR and AI to improve their coverage in social media and other relevant channels such as infotainment, online performance and gaming.
- Create or extend an existing multidisciplinary community to support migrants’ own communication capacity and increase an existing or initiate a sustainable social media ecosystem around the topic.
- Maintain or integrate and enrich the existing web platform from the project ‘Re:framing Migrants in the European Media’.
- In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- Be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)).
- Proposals may be submitted by any of the following applicants or combinations of:
- Profit-making and non-profit organisation (private or public);
- Public authorities (national, regional, local)
- Universities and educational institutions;
- Foundations and European organisations;
- Media companies;
- Research/technology and art centres;
For more information, visit EC.