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Webtv, webradio, YouTube Channels, innovative online programmes…You have a project that aims at giving a voice to young people in the Arab world and would like to take it to another level? Apply for D-Jil and benefit from financial and technical support to produce online media content for the next generation!

We are looking for online media project leaders for an EU funded support programme for young people in the Arab world. For a period of 2 years, D-Jil will support initiatives coming from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

The different stages of D-Jil

When the present call for applications closes, 30 innovative projects will be short-listed, and there will then be a hackathon aimed at enabling those involved to consolidate their projects during an interactive session. The winners of the hackathon will be awarded a grant between €60,000 to €80,000 and benefit from individual coaching for the production of content and management of administrative and financial aspects of their projects. They will also benefit from media studies and networking activities.

Supported activities

The projects supported by D-Jil will be designed to allow the creation of innovative online media content that reflects the challenges and interests of young people. Projects will bring together the media and civil society, providing young people with enhanced access to information, a broader grounding in media topics and increased media literacy, and increased political and citizen-led involvement in society.

Eligibility criteria

D-Jil is designed for those developing digital news content of interest to young people (particularly, young women) and those wishing to enhance their skills by consolidating their working methods, enriching their content and learning new technical skills.

Eligible applicants must fall within one of the following categories:

  • Applicants developing digital news content (bloggers’ or citizen-journalist groups, online radio stations, online media, information platforms, etc.)
  • Traditional private media making the transition to digital (radio and TV stations, printed media, press agencies, etc.);
  • Associations and NGOs already actively engaging youth via media, cultural centres, or civil-society organisations keen to develop a higher online profile, all targeting young people.


Would you like to apply?

Closing Date
3 May 2018 – 11:30 a.m. GMT




D-Jil is run by a consortium of partners with the following members: CFI (France), Samir Kassir Foundation (Lebanon), IREX Europe (France), FMAS (Morocco) and Leaders of Tomorrow (Jordan).