Goals and priorities
EMIF aims at supporting fact-checking and media literacy initiatives, as well as fundamental research projects, with a view to addressing the phenomenon of online disinformation in Europe and promoting, in particular, a more resilient and fact-based digital information ecosystem.
The EMIF conducts its funding activities in a way consistent with, and complementary to the European Digital Media Observatory’s mission, which is to bring together a multidisciplinary community of fact-checkers, media literacy experts, and academic researchers, in order to foster a better understanding and analysis of disinformation, in collaboration with media, civil society organisations and online platforms.
EMIF 4 priority areas of intervention
Fact-checking supporting the strengthening of new and established, independent fact checking organisations. Multidisciplinary Investigations on Disinformation to support activities designed to reduce the impact of disinformation, including in electoral processes. Research to fund academic research into media, disinformation and information literacy across the region. Media Literacy covering activities to strengthen media literacy and critical thinking across the region.
These 4 areas shall have a balanced weight in the Fund supported activities.