Tools and Resources

As part of its direct service to the EU Delegations, Media4Democracy will provide materials and tools for advocacy, capacity building and to enhance knowledge of a wide range of issues linked to freedom of expression and implementing the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression.

Available materials

Just released: Supporting Access to Information – A Practical Guide for EU Delegations

A comprehensive guide to support EU Delegations’ actions to strengthen access to information as a fundamental right and as vital to promoting participatory democracy, good governance, freedom of expression and other fundamental rights, and human development. Download the link here:

Delegations can request from Media4Democracy currently available materials as follows:

  • A World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) Package for EU Delegations to raise awareness of freedom of expression and press freedom that includes background information, overviews on key issues, guides for possible activities and sources of additional information
  • #EU4Democracy and International Day on Universal Access to Information 2017 material including the ‘‘EU4Democracy Package’’ providing support material to EU Delegations to implement the ‘‘EU4Democracy’’ 2017 campaign that ran from 15 September to 15 October 2017
  • Information notes for EU delegations about World Press Freedom Day (3 May 2018)
  • Information notes for EU delegations about the International Day to End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists (2 November 2017 and 2018)
  • An Information note and social media kit about International Day on Universal Access to Information (28 September 2018)
  • A 2 minute multi-language advocacy animation Access to Information Changes People’s Lives

Ask for advocacy material

Upcoming throughout 2019

During 2018 – 2019, Media for democracy will develop a range of additional materials, for example:

Training materials

  • Materials from specific Media4Democracy workshops
  • Delegation and HQ training materials

Advocacy material

  • Information notes and social media toolkits to support 2019 World Press Freedom Day, International Day for Universal Access to Information (28 September), International Day to End Impunity in Crimes Against Journalists (2 November)
  • Information note on the European Week of Media Literacy  and Media Literacy in the Context of EU Human Rights and Democracy Support (18-22 March)
  • Information notes to supporting initiatives or relevant topics

Best practices and case studies

Case studies of EU projects on Freedom of Expression and best practice guides on Freedom of Expression issues are being developed by Media4Democracy.

EU Policies


EU Resources

Other documents and resources