Project of EU delegated cooperation aimed to support local media in Moldova - SlovakAid

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Project of EU delegated cooperation aimed to support local media in Moldova

About the project

The project named EU Support for Local Media Outlets in Moldova is implemented in Moldova. It focuses on promoting a more conducive environment for local media in order to strengthen their capacity, independence, sustainability and professionalism, as well as their ability to produce quality, evidence-based, balanced and reliable journalistic content.

Implementation Period:
1st March 2022 – 29th February 2024

Total Budget:
998 284, 32 EUR

Project in numbers:

  • 15 participating organizations – local media outlets
  • 24 selected local mentors
  • 21 selected international experts

Project documentation: 
HERE

At the same time, the project aimed to support the independence of the media represents a means of creating objective news and a protection tool against the spread of misinformation that negatively affects the atmosphere in public discourse.

EU delegated cooperation

It is the first EU delegated cooperation project and for the first time in history, SAIDC will be the main implementing body of this European project.

"Delegated cooperation means that entities that have met demanding criteria and been audited by the European Commission can, on its behalf, oversee the implementation of development projects funded by EU funds. The first project of delegated cooperation funded by European Neighbourhood Instrument is an important milestone and a challenge for SAIDC. I am glad that it will be implemented in Moldova, which is a SlovakAid program country and we have extensive experience with development cooperation, " explained the director of SAIDC, Mr Tomáš Bokor.

"By obtaining the authority to carry out the delegated cooperation, SAIDC confirmed that it was a trusted partner and was in a position to effectively administer the entrusted EU funds. This project in Moldova will be an invaluable experience for SAIDC and also represents an opportunity for Slovak entities to participate in development activities financed from the EU budget,” added the State Secretary of Slovak MFEA, Mrs Ingrid Brocková. 

The call for proposals for EU delegated cooperation project

As of 20 May 2022 SAIDC announced a call for an EU delegated cooperation project to be implemented in Moldova - SAMRS/2022/EU/MD/1.

The amount allocated for this call is EUR 759 844.
Applicants can submit applications until June 17, 2022.

The information seminar on the call, intended for all eligible applicants from the Slovak Republic who are preparing an application for a grant for an EU delegated cooperation project, will take place online, on Thursday 2 June 2022 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (in Slovak language).

Call for local media

People in need, Chisinau, October 26, 2022: presentation of the call, intended for local recipients - local Moldovan media. Program for the presentation of conditions and selection criteria for cooperation: HERE.