As part of the Initiative for European Public Space, ECF has built a coalition to shape a European media landscape. As a result, independent and citizen media are building displayeurope.eu, a European media platform that is open to all citizens in a twofold sense: citizens throughout Europe can receive the media translated into their own language via a central platform and, European citizens are able to contribute content to the platform via the widespread existing structures of citizens’ media. Display represents independent media who give voice and face to discriminated and oppressed minorities and who stand up for fundamental rights and civil liberties. Media who make an indispensable contribution to democracy.
The architects of Display believe in a European media, grounded in public values and inclusivity. They contribute to a shared European media, because Europeans’ lives are shaped by forces that disregard borders. They build a space, independent from governments as well as commercial influences, where Europeans – regardless of their background – can connect, share ideas, debate opinions, and find reliable information to hold the powerful to account.
Displayeurope.eu will be a ground-breaking media platform anchored in public values. The platform provides citizens across the continent with access to trustworthy information and to a picture of Europe that is not usually conveyed by mainstream or national media. Through translation, syndication and originally-created-content displayeurope.eu gathers and disseminates trustworthy media from across Europe. Built from a sovereign, self-governed, open-source digital infrastructure, Displayeurope.eu will break-free from the Big Tech social media and streaming platforms that currently filter and frame media production. In this more democratic display of Europe, displayeurope.eu will be a force for democracy across the continent.
Call for Applications
We invite individual journalists and small media organisation to apply for a micro-grant. This micro-grants scheme, available until March 31, 2024, seeks to foster journalistic content creation on pressing topics. The initiative envisions a European media landscape firmly rooted in public values and inclusivity, striving to build a collective platform reflecting the diverse realities shared across the continent. Individuals and small media organizations keen on cross-border collaborations with pan-European relevance are encouraged to apply, with an emphasis on themes of urgency and innovative storytelling.
Successful projects can receive up to €2,000, and the initiative aims to fund 20-25 projects in total, covering both content production and operational expenses. Eligible applicants should be based in the European Union, align with the editorial charter, and adhere to the code of conduct.
The Display Europe platform, envisioned as a not-for-profit, independent, and community-driven space, breaks away from Big Tech platforms to establish a more democratic and inclusive portrayal of Europe. For those interested, inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get in touch
If you work for an independent or community media organisation and you would like to work with displayeurope.eu, please contact email@example.com.
Display Europe is managed by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The project is run by a consortium of Cultural Broadcasting Archive (CBA), Fairkom, Eurozine, Voxeurop, Hostwriter, Krytyka Polityczna, El Diario, Good Conversations, Public Spaces, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Human, VPRO, Sound & Vision, YEPP Italia, Fanzingo and Schuman Show.