FAQs

Who can participate?

The program is open anyone who has a proposal to launch an organization – for profit or non profit – or implement a project with journalistic element. The applicants can be either teams or individuals.

What kind of projects are eligible?

Any project in the field of journalism that meets the criteria. It could be a documentary, a long-form article, a multimedia project, an online platform, a mobile application, a photojournalistic project, a website, a podcast series, a research report to name just a few examples.

How do I apply?

You need to submit the application online on our website.

When is the application due?

The application is due to January 31st, 2021 at 23.59.

Who reviews applications and chooses participants?

The selection will be performed by an independent high-profile selection committee consisted of academics and professionals who will evaluate candidates based on predefined criteria. The committee will interview the shortlisted candidates and will unanimously select the ones that will participate in the program.

What are the selection criteria?

The selection will be based on quantitative and qualitative criteria related to both the individuals/teams and the idea. More specifically:
– Sustainability of the project idea or the organization
– Growth plan and potential
– Innovative business model
– Clarity of implementation plan and budget
– Energy, passion and vision of the individual/team

How do you select the participants?

The selection is performed in two phases. The first review by the committee which selects the shortlisted proposals based on the predefined criteria. The second phase consist of interviews of the shortlisted candidates by the selection committee and scoring process based mostly on the pitch.

When will finalists be interviewed?

The interviews will be held within a month after the closing of the application process. Exact date will be announced in advance.

What work experience is required?

No specific wok experience is required. Relevant to the project experience will be appreciated.

What current professional status do I need to have?

No specific current professional status is required. The application is open to students, professionals, freelancers, employees, unemployed.

Are there minimum and maximum age limits for applicants?

No age limits apply to the application process.

I have multiple ideas, may I submit multiple proposals?

Yes, you can submit multiple proposals but only one can be selected. If all your proposals get selected by the committee, you will have to choose one of them to proceed with the program.

How many work samples do I need to send?

You can send as many work samples as you want.

What kind of work samples do I need to submit?

You can submit any kind of work samples (photos, videos, articles, platforms, films, etc.)

Do work samples need to have been published/aired?

Not necessarily.

What if I don’t have a link to a work sample?

In this case, you can attach a separate file.

What does the program offer?

The incubator offers:
• strategic advice and mentoring from local and international experts
• networking opportunities with experts from Greece and abroad
• access to workshops and events organized by iMEdD
• fully equipped workspace and the necessary equipment to bring ideas to life
• consulting services for the organizations’ launch and operations

What expenses will iMEdD cover?

iMEdD covers payments for partners, advisors and suppliers (graphic designers, developers, accountants, legal advisors, translators, fixers, etc.), production costs (crew, insurance, etc.), equipment (camera, video camera, film, microphone, mobile telephone, lighting equipment, etc.), travel expenses (tickets, accommodation, visa, etc.), predefined daily allowance (f&b), transportation costs (gas, tolls, car rental, etc.). The organization can choose to cover the entire project cost or parts of it.

What expenses won’t iMEdD cover?

iMEdD does not cover salaries of the participants and costs not directly related to the implementation of the project.

If I received support for my project in the past, may I apply for a new project?

Yes.

When will I be notified for the results?

As soon as the process is completed, you will be notified by email. If you proceed to the second phase but not get selected, you will also receive feedback from the selection committee.

When does the program start?

The program starts in March.

How long does the program last?

The program lasts up to 9 months from the announcement date of their selection, for the projects and organizations. Each selected project will follow a specific timeline that will be mutually agreed.

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