How long does the programme last?

MEDIA PARCOURS consists of a call for entries and an acceleration programme lasting between 6 and 9 months, depending on the organisations involved. The call runs from 15 March to 30 April 2024. The programme runs from May 2024 to December 2024 (at the earliest).

What does MEDIA PARCOURS look like?

MEDIA PARCOURS consists of 3 main steps.

1 – Application
From March 15 to April 30, 2024.

Submission of the application by 30 April 2024 at the latest. The steps for applying are as follows:

  • Go to Mediaparcours.com
  • Fill in the SMART MEDIA ACCELERATOR 2024 application form (deadline: 30 April 2024!)
  • Book an interview
  • Fill in a second form if your application is successful after the interview

The successful organisations will be announced by e-mail in May 2024.

2 – Needs assessment and roadmap development
Second half of May 2024.

Once officially selected, each  organization undergoes a needs assessment phase. This crucial step enables us to prioritize the objectives to be achieved and the actions to be implemented during the program.

A roadmap is then jointly established.

3 – Program progress
From June to December 2024.

The actions are carried out according to a calendar divided into 3 phases: June/July, September/October, November/December.

Who is eligible?

MEDIA PARCOURS’s call for entries is open to all non-public Tunisian media structures: community, private and associative media; radio, television, newspapers and online media are invited to respond to the call.

The applicant organisation must be established in Tunisia and develop a media activity, in whole or in part, in Tunisia.

DW administrators, jury members and the people they live with, mentors/experts involved in the project and the people they live with are not eligible to participate.

How to apply?

The call for entries is open from 15 March to 30 April 2024. To take part, eligible organisations must :

  • Go to Mediaparcours.com
  • Complete the SMART MEDIA ACCELERATOR 2024 application form (deadline: 30 April 2024!)
  • Book an interview slot
  • Fill in a second form if your application is successful after the interview

Successful applicants will be announced by e-mail in May 2024.

What is there to gain?

MEDIA PARCOURS offers access to a whole range of resources:

  • online journalism and business training courses
  • contributions from international consultants and experts
  • capacity-building and production support activities
  • networking and opportunities
  • funding: the MEDIA PARCOURS support programme does not provide for funding during the programme. However, MEDIA PARCOURS is a component of the European project “Tunisie 360° – On en Parle! which aims to support the media in the production of quality news on socio-economic subjects through financial support. Each organisation involved in MEDIA PARCOURS will be prepared to apply and increase its chances of receiving financial support of between €5,000 and €60,000.

How is the selection made? What are the criteria?

After sending in the application by the deadline of 30 April 2024, followed by an interview, the DW reserves the right to decide whether the applicant organisation can continue with its application on a more detailed form.

A jury will make the final selection of beneficiaries by assessing the following criteria:

  • Quality of content produced and broadcast
  • Economic viability of the medium
  • Audience strategy, management of communication channels and exchanges with the community
  • Digital maturity
  • Commitment and coachability of the team
  • Reality of the challenges and needs expressed by the organisation
  • Potential for organisational involvement and progress

What documents do I need to submit?

The specific documents to be submitted are detailed in the application form(s).

How are the data sent to DW processed?

All data communicated by MEDIA PARCOURS” beneficiaries is strictly confidential and is not shared with third parties.

All work (documents for internal use, audiovisual productions, external communication, reports, etc.) produced by the beneficiaries as part of MEDIA PARCOURS is the property of the teams. No company, organisation or entity other than the members of the beneficiary organisation may claim any rights over the intellectual property developed within MEDIA PARCOURS.

Personal information, digital data and works will be used solely for management purposes within the MEDIA PARCOURS programme.