Stars4Media project phases

Application phase

The first window of opportunity to apply extends between February 15th and the 1st of May 2021.

The second window extends between the 02/05/2021 and the 01/07/2021, the final deadline for applying.



Stars4Media Lab | Training event

The Stars4Media Lab will take place on June 1st, 2021.

This virtual training event will include pitching sessions where guidance and feedback will be provided by jury/coaches. Academics and media practitioners will offer workshops on media trends and innovation for the media sector.



Pre-Implementation phase

Applicants will be notified of the results by the first half of July. Before September 2021 every initiative leader will coordinate with the Stars4Media team for:

  • The signature of an official Agreement (all partners to sign)
  • The communication to the Stars4Media team of the personal data of every professionals and media companies involved, in order to ensure correct financial transfers
  • The communication of the exact start and end date of their initiative

Implementation phase

Media innovators will start implementing their initiatives from 15 September 2021 to December 2021, for a maximum of 16 weeks.

Two evaluation surveys will be filled by the selected media innovators:

  • short online midterm evaluation survey after the first half of the implementation phase
  • short online final evaluation survey at the end of the implementation phase

Participants will also provide their initiative’s deliverables at the end of implementation phase.