The call aims at fostering the development of new educational materials and/or services built on concrete instances of disinformation, as well as to design methods to raise awareness about the techniques commonly used by malicious actors in order to create, distribute and amplify disinformation over the internet.
For all the necessary documents, please consult the European Commission website.
Tools and activities proposed should directly or indirectly benefit the target group of citizens of all ages lacking media literacy skills and in particular the skills needed to critically evaluate content accessed via social media.
According to the specific objectives of the call, the educational materials should take into account the various features of the different online platforms and social media services by presenting special cases and examples of manipulative techniques currently in use. These educational materials and/or services should also include empirical surveys.
From a methodological point of view, the proposals should distinguish between those actions targeting pupils and those for teachers and present differentiated approaches for each target group.
The collection of relevant input for the preparation of educational and training materials should involve the active participation of relevant civil society organisations, media, fact-checkers and/or academic researchers with a specific expertise in disinformation.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is € 500.000. Depending on the quality of the proposals, the Commission expects to fund up to 4 projects.
Only applications from legal entities established in the EU Member States are eligible.
In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least 3 legal entities from at least 3 Member States taking the geographical balance into consideration.
The maximum duration of projects is 12 months.
Deadline for submitting applications is 28 February 2019.
Please consult and use the documents related to the call available on the European Commission website.