The European Commission has signed a grant agreement with a consortium led by the Nacionalinis Socialinės Integracijos Institutas - NSII / NISI (the National Institute for Social Integration) to launch a Pilot Project named Media4Change - Future Investigative Story Lab. This project has been selected under "Action 3 - Pilot Project: Supporting investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU."

This project foresees creation of a media lab within the National Institute for Social Integration that would provide support to independent, collaborative, local and investigative journalism and media making in Lithuania, Slovakia (main target countries), Latvia and the Czech Republic (other target countries), with high potential to spill-over to other EU Member States through international networks of European Youth Press – Network of Young Media Makers, e.V. – EYP and Media4Change.

  • Co-ordinator: Nacionalinis Socialinės Integracijos Institutas - NSII / NISI (Lithuania)
  • Partner: Európsky Dialóg – eD
  • Starting date: 1 June 2020
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Maximum amount of the grant: EUR 218.259
  • Website: forthcoming

Specific objectives

  • To build capacities of journalists and other media makers working on local investigations
  • To support usage of innovative tools that can help enhance and promote quality journalism
  • To fund collaborative / innovative journalistic projects
  • To facilitate the collaboration between journalists and news media actors
  • To map covered topics and best practices in the field of local investigations

This project was selected further to a Call for proposals for Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions (Action 3)