Development cooperation , 30.07.2015

Vikes, EYD2015 Media for Development


Media in development is a joint project between Mondo (Estonia), Estonian Public Broadcasting Company (Estonia), People in Need (Czech Republic), MVRO (Slovakia), Green Liberty (Latvia), House of Europe (Lithuania), BAAG (UK/Ireland) and the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development VIKES (Finland). The aim of the project is to raise the awareness of the general public about global interdependencies and challenges through media in the five new EU Member States. The project has three target groups: journalists and media corporations, policy makers and the general public in the new EU Member States. The project is funded by the European Commission, in support of the European Year for Development (EYD2015) and beyond. The coordinator and the main applicant of the project is the Estonian NGO Mondo. VIKES will participate in the Media4Development project by providing expert advice to the project partners and by organizing joint trainings and study trips to developing countries. The trainings and study trips are aimed at journalists from the new EU member states. Through the contacts of VIKES the journalists can also have a chance to work together with local journalists in developing countries to better understand the role of media and freedom of expression in development.

Funding decision  30.07.2015

5 380 €

Field of activity

  • Promotion of development awareness 100%



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