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Medialab Campus:

support for projects initiated by journalism schools on both sides of the Mediterranean

Support for projects for students and journalism professors /


16 April 2019
09 May 2019 - 21:00 TU
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and countries in the European Union
Students and/or teachers at journalism schools
6 innovative projects will be selected for 2019

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Are you a student or teacher at a journalism school? Would you like to set up a project with a partner school on the other side of the Mediterranean and establish lasting ties in a spirit of mutual sharing? Apply to Medialab Campus for support in bringing your project to fruition!

Medialab Campus gives journalism schools on both sides of the Mediterranean the opportunity to learn to get to know one another and work together, for dialogue and interaction on a human and professional level.

Medialab Campus wants to support projects initiated by journalism schools on both sides of the Mediterranean, aimed at male and female students and/or teachers from the following countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and countries in the European Union.

A premium will be placed on projects on unifying themes, such as: the environment, democracy, youth, gender equality, local news, etc.

At the end of this call for projects, 6 innovative projects will be selected for 2019. A second call for projects will take place in December 2019 for projects taking place in 2020.

Medialab Campus is offering the following for the selected projects:

  • Financial backing of €10,000 to €15,000 for a project being carried out in 2019;
  • Guidance for the leaders of the selected projects;
  • Networking with other journalism schools on both sides of the Mediterranean.
The supported projects

The projects supported by Medialab Campus must facilitate exchanges, dialogue, interaction, partnerships and mobility between students and/or teachers at journalism schools. These projects must help create ties between students, promote educational dialogue and interaction between teachers and facilitate the organising and monitoring of production activities out in the field.

Examples of admissible projects (Non-exhaustive list):

Coverage of an event by students from several schools, with a premium placed on joint investigations, productions and bi-national editing between schools, masterclasses, practical exchanges between teachers, specialist teaching in a single location for students from several schools, educational cooperation, assistance in online publishing of educational content, student interaction and exchanges under the supervision of teachers and/or journalists, publishing projects in partner media outlets, joint qualification projects, teacher-student mentoring and mentoring between teachers, training for instructors, and summer schools.

Examples of inadmissible projects (Non-exhaustive list):

A foreign trip for an entire year group; organisational expenses for a symposium or conference; a media visit without any training, internship or joint production; a project of benefit mainly to a single journalism school; the opening by an establishment of a course or school in another country.

Gender equality

CFI is committed to promoting gender equality in all its projects. Consequently, at Medialab Campus:

_ Projects led by all-female teams will be assessed with particular care and attention. And women must account for at least 50% of the team leading any project.

_ Regardless of their theme or format, the projects selected must promote women's rights and gender equality.

_Preference will be given to projects that include raising awareness of the approach to gender equality (e.g. training or contribution from a female expert, etc.). CFI will encourage project leaders, male and female, to combat the propagation of stereotypes in the content produced in the course of the project.

_ There are two UNESCO documents related to this call for projects that applicants are strongly advised to consult online (here and here).
Priority must be given to a woman when assigning any posts of responsibility within the projects, for example in a group of male and female students working on a subject, the chief editor will be a woman. Gender parity in multimedia productions must be exemplary: a 50/50 split between male/female interviews, mixed gender reporting teams, a 50/50 split between photos of men and women and no portraying of any sexist images.

_ For each project, a woman must be appointed as the Gender Contact for CFI to discuss gender matters. This contact person will be responsible for, and intent on ensuring the promotion of gender equality in the project.

_ Preference will be given to schools that have found partners who stand up for gender equality, e.g. a partnership with an association for female journalists.

_ Commitment to gender equality and ethics clause: if CFI observes that the project, after being selected, goes against gender equality, CFI reserves the right to put an end to the partnership, following an attempt at mediation. Any inappropriate conduct may also be a reason for terminating the partnership.

Beneficiaries / Eligibility criteria

Medialab Campus is targeting male and female students and teachers at journalism schools who wish to forge lasting ties with schools on the other side of the Mediterranean.


  • A project proposal cannot be submitted by just one school.
  • Each proposal must be championed by several journalism schools (or student associations and/or teachers from journalism schools).
  • Each project must be proposed by at least one partner from the south and one European partner.

Each proposed project:

  • Must be led by a legally registered organisation (school or association) able to draw up an invoice and sign a contract for the provision of services
  • Must be led by an organisation (school or association) able to receive foreign funding
  • The schools or associations must be based in one of the following countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq or any of the countries in the European Union
Pre-selection panel and assessment criteria

Submissions will be assessed for eligibility and a pre-selection committee with equal representation of men and women will then meet to select a maximum of six projects for 2019.

The final list of selected projects will be published by the middle of May.

The assessment criteria taken into account during the selection process are as follows:

Qualitative (50/100)

  • Unifying themes tackled
  • Mutual benefits, exchanges and interaction
  • Internal method for selecting project participants
  • Student involvement in setting up the projects
  • Gender equality within the project
  • Diversity of languages used

Quantitative (50/100)

  • Media partners involved
  • Number of schools championing the project
  • Number of productions envisaged
  • Realistic nature of budget and cost efficiency ratio
  • Geographic balance and spread between schools
Amount of funding granted

Each project will receive support from CFI totalling a maximum of €10,000 to €15,000.

Key dates
  • Publication of the call for projects: Tuesday 16 April 2019;
  • Deadline for receipt of applications on the online platform: 21:00 GMT, Thursday 9 May 2019;
  • Notification of the list of selected projects: Tuesday 21 May 2019.
Composition of the application dossier

The application form must be completed online. Two versions of the dossier are available (French and English). It is thus possible to complete it in either of those two languages. Please note that you must CREATE AN ACCOUNT in order to complete the dossier.

Only complete dossiers will be taken into consideration.
Please retain a copy of the dossier submitted.

The dossier must contain the following:

  • The online form (all fields to be completed)
  • The budget for the initiative, in euro
    - With regard to expenses, payment of salaries for the school's permanent staff will not be accepted.
    - The following costs, by way of example, will be accepted: travel and accommodation expenses, trainer/consultant fees (maximum of 25% of the total budget), project communication, purchase of equipment and supplies (maximum of 15% of the total budget), room and equipment hire, visa expenses, etc.
Any questions?

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