On 25 February 2022, the EMIF published an update to its Call “Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe” addressing the increasingly complex Russia-Ukraine conflict. In a moment when military actions are sustained by large-scale, coordinated, state-controlled disinformation campaigns and influence operations targeting both the Russian population and the public opinion all over the world, debunking activities by independent fact-checkers need to be strengthened.
The EMIF welcomes projects that ensure a continuous, in-depth and fact-based analysis of the information conveyed by media and shared across online communities regarding the causes, motivations, developments and effects of the conflict, as well as the actors influencing its evolution.
For this reason, responding to such a pressing need, the EMIF has decided to open a Special Funding Round for Urgent Actions within the call “Boosting Fact-Checking Activities in Europe”, opening up the geographical coverage of the actions to Ukraine. Collaborations with Ukrainian organisations (non-eligible as funded partners) are encouraged, namely through subcontracting.
Deadline: 29 April 2022
Allocation: €217 500
Maximum Grant Amount: €55 000
Maximum Duration: 6 months
Eligible countries: EU, EFTA and the UK.More info