Media Innovation/

Stars4Media is an innovation exchange programme aiming at facilitating cooperation between media professionals, and accelerating media innovation and cross-border coverage in Europe.

Cross-border Cooperation/


Media professionals, media organisations and tech companies have the opportunity to collaborate on new editorial & technological products, and new business models across borders.

Bottom-up Initiatives/


Media professionals from EU countries have the chance to cooperate around bottom-up Initiatives and benefit from coaching from media experts on quality reporting, data-journalism, AI tools and business development.

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Why participate? As a media professional you will:

  • Cooperate with another European media organisation for 4 months
  • Benefit from the guidance and coaching of international media experts to test an innovative idea
  • Gain practical skills in areas such as quality reporting, data journalism, AI, translation technologies, marketing, social media
  • Join a community of media innovators from all over the European Union
  • Receive a grant of 5 400€ per participant

Why participate? As a media organisation or tech company you will:

  • Test new editorial and technological products and new business models across borders
  • Grow your network with innovative media and tech companies in Europe
  • Develop and motivate your staff and future management
  • Receive a grant: up to 16 200€ per media organisation (in the ideal case of 3 individuals per organisation)
  • Exchange best practices with innovative media organisations

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