Community Media Forum Europe

A non-profit umbrella organisation of European community media.

About the network

CMFE works towards a better position of community media in Europe. It is an international non-profit organisation founded in 2004, focused on strengthening “the third media sector” by facilitating its participation in discussions and decision-making at the European level. It represents community media in various European working groups and so far it has 98 members from 25 European countries.

CMFE has had observer status with the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society since 2007, is a member of The Global Forum for Media Development and an associate member of the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium.


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E3J – The European Excellence Exchange in Journalism project builds resources for collaborative, cross-border journalism, focusing on some of the most crucial themes of our time: climate change, migration and public health.

New Neighbours – Highlights the contributions of refugees and migrants in their communities by promoting their direct participation in media production.


Name: CMFE team

Network details

Size: 20 - 50 members
Founded: 2004
Geographical focus: European
Type of members: Media outlets
Legal entity: Yes
Open to new members: Yes


  • Social issues
  • Community issues


  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom


  • Community outreach / audience development
  • Digital formats / multimedia production / interactive journalism
  • Event organisation
  • Multilingual journalism
  • Training

Support/join our network

  • Collaborate on grant applications
  • Exchange know-how/trainings
  • Join as new members

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.