2nd call for projects D-Jil: Innovate and create online media content for young people

2nd call for projects D-Jil: Innovate and create online media content for young people

December 10, 2018

Webtv, webradio, YouTube Channels, innovative online programmes…You have a project that aims at giving a voice to young people in the Arab world and would like to take to another level? Apply for D-Jil and benefit from support to produce online media content for the new generation!

CFI is looking for online media project leaders for its EU funded support programme for young people in the Arab world. For a period of 2 years, D-Jil will support initiatives coming from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

The different stages of D-Jil

When the present call for applications closes, 30 innovative projects will be short-listed, a hackathon will then be organised to enable those involved to consolidate their projects during an interactive session. The winners of the hackathon will be awarded a grant of €60,000 to €65,000 and benefit from individual coaching for the production of media content and administrative and financial management. They will also benefit from media studies and networking activities.

Supported activities

The projects supported by D-Jil will be designed to allow the creation of innovative online media content that reflects the challenges of interest to young people. Projects will bring together the media and civil society, providing young people with enhanced access to information, a broader grounding in media topics, and increased political and citizen-led involvement in society.

Eligibility criteria

D-Jil is designed for those developing digital news content of interest to young people (particularly, young women) and those wishing to enhance their skills by consolidating their working methods, enriching their content and providing new technical skills.

Eligible applicants must fall within one of the following categories:

- Applicants developing digital news content (bloggers' or citizen-journalist groups, online radio stations, online media, information platforms, etc.);
- Traditional private media making the transition to digital (radio and TV stations, printed media, press agencies, etc.);
- Associations and NGOs already active in the promotion of the media, cultural centres, or civil-society organisations keen to develop a higher online profile, all targeting young people.

Would you like to apply ?

Closing Date
January 14 2019 - 11:30 a.m. GMT


D-Jil is run by a consortium of partners with the following members: CFI (France), Fondation Samir Kassir (Lebanon), IREX Europe (France), FMAS (Morocco) et Leaders of Tomorrow (Jordan) and is co-financed by Union européenne.