General call (closed) THIS CALL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. The next call will open on 14th of April through 14th of May 2017. Do you want to contribute to independent media and a strong, just democratic state? An open and inclusive democratic society in which leaders and administrators respect their mandates, and independent journalism informs the public and keeps those in power in check, cannot be taken for granted. Society has to be proactive about upholding and maintaining democracies based on the rule of law. Do you have an initiative that stimulates independent and critical media, or one that sustains or promotes a strong, and just democratic state? Does your initiative match our pillars of truth-seeking, innovation in media, fundamental rights and liberties, vigorous democracy or commemoration and remembrance? Then you are welcome to submit a project proposal. You can submit project proposals between Monday, January 2nd and Sunday, February 12th 2017. To qualify for funding, your application must match either one of our two main objectives and one of our five pillars. Want to submit an application? Please read this document with a detailed description of our goals, criteria and more information on the application process. Or have a quick look here: What are we looking for? What would an application consist of? How does it work? Who can apply? Important! There is a new template for applications. Applications not submitted in this template will not be taken into consideration. You can send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Sunday February 12th 2017. The next call for proposals will open in April 2017. This means that applicants whose projects take place before mid-July 2017, will have to submit their proposal during this call to be eligible for funding by the Democracy and Media Foundation. Please click here to find all information in one file. Want to be kept up to date about our future calls for proposals? Click here to sign up for our newsletter.