Last June the Council of Europe has launched a call for applications in the frame of its new “Div-A” project. Div-A aims at testing a new approach to rendering the media landscape in Europe more inclusive with regard to cultural diversity and more balanced in relation to diversity issues. It will do so by enabling 10 journalists or teams of journalists already committed to the idea of diversity inclusion to find sponsors for their projects and to use digital media tools to create their own start-up. Under a mentoring programme, an international team of new media experts will guide the targeted journalists through the planning phase of their multimedia enterprise, including crowdfunding, looking for sponsors and creating a sustainable business plan.
170 teams/candidates applied over the summer for being part of the programme, but only 10 of them succeeded. Curious to know who they are?