Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

European Digital Media Observatory call: €9 million to create national hubs on digital media

Creation date: July 2, 2020

The CEF Telecom European Digital Media Observatory call is now open with €9 million to support the creation of national and multinational research hubs to detect, analyse, disclose harmful disinformation campaigns and assess their impact on society and democracy. To that aim media literacy activities will be promoted and online platform policies and the digital media ecosystem will be monitored in cooperation with national authorities.

The closing day for applications is 5 November 2020. Such hubs will focus on emerging digital media vulnerabilities, which are of special relevance within the territory and linguistic area in which they will operate.

In particular, they will:

  • Detect, analyse and disclose disinformation campaigns at national, multinational, and EU level;
  • Analyse disinformation campaigns impact on society and democracy;
  • Promote media literacy activities;
  • Monitor online platforms’ policies and the digital media ecosystem, in cooperation with national authorities.

An virtual info day on the call will take place on 16 July. You can register here