Applications for the first edition of the “Migration Media Award” now open until 19 April 2017

The “Migration Media Award” is an award for journalists working on migration – it aims to support journalist excellence on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Journalists or media houses based in either an EU country or an EU South Partner Country (SPC) are eligible to participate by submitting already published journalistic work together with a proposal for a further production. Both need to cover a migration-related topic in or around the Mediterranean, either as an entire region or in one or several Mediterranean countries.

Works may be presented by a Media organisation or an individual journalist but the prize will be awarded to the journalist who created the work, the Media organisation receiving the money and the future work that would be supported by the award would need to be done by the awarded journalist. The evaluation of all eligible entries will take place in three languages – English, French and Arabic – and in four categories – TV, radio, print, online.


The following are the main criteria for interested journalists to consider:

  1. The already published story must have been published between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.
  2. The content of the entry must be related to migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region; the Migration Media Award is limited to the Mediterranean region in terms of its regional scope.
  3. The entry must have been published in either English, French or Arabic. Submission of published work in other languages must be accompanied by a translation into either English, French or Arabic.


All further details and an online application form are available at

Interested applicants should check the Eligibility & Application section first and before sending any questions to