Supporting greater media independence in the Western Balkans.

An ambitious programme for local media in the Western Balkans, Thomson Foundation provided business support by raising capacities and creating opportunities for the introduction of new revenue streams, introducing innovative and efficient ways and tools of measuring and engaging audience, and creating a business-oriented mind-set among media beneficiaries by piloting new business models. The blended training offered online courses combined with face to face workshops and mentoring

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Western Balkans


Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Project start date

1 March 2020

Project duration

2 years

Project budget

£9.5 million


British Council (lead), BIRN Hub, Intrac


Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kosovo; Montenegro; North Macedonia; Serbia;


Media sustanability; Capacity building; Business support; e-learning;

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