Empowerment of young women and men in the Neighbourhood South through media
Opportunity type : Calls for Tenders
The EU-funded regional project MedMedia flags that ‘this is a generation which is highly educated, active online and which is trying to discover new ways of dealing with its apparently bleak prospects’.7
Media, traditional ones and online, have a role to play in giving young men and women a voice, in offering platforms for debate and participation.
Against this background, the European Commission is launching a regional call for proposals which facilitates the interaction between civil society and media to encourage the development of concepts and pilots for new programmes and platforms with the participation of young women and men so that their needs for information, education, entertainment and participation are met. The proposals should take into account the activities implemented and results achieved by the regional programmes Med Media and Net Med Youth.
The global objective of this call for proposals is 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. Providing financial support to third parties across the region for specific activities described below will be an important tool in achieving this objective. 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 will be targeted Note that youth is defined for this call as the age group between 15-30 years of age.