MEDIA Desks & Antennae are a network of information offices to provide information about MEDIA programme support and initiatives to support the European audiovisual industry. They are the first port of call for funding applicants looking for assistance.

The MEDIA unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (‘EAC’) manages the political, institutional and budgetary aspects, communication and strategic evaluation of the MEDIA Programme: its responsibilities also cover MEDIA Mundus, media literacy and the future Creative Europe Programme.

The MEDIA unit in the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is responsible for the operational aspects of all MEDIA funding schemes (except MEDIA Mundus). This includes preparing and launching calls for proposals (or tenders); evaluating and pre-selecting applicants and projects, preparing and signing project agreements, communicating with and providing information to beneficiaries, and spot checks.