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Sphera Network

Sphera is a consortium of European independent media producing videos and podcasts for a more humane and socially-engaged European journalism.

About the network

Launched in 2021, Sphera Network is a consortium of European media and cultural organisations for socially-engaged young Europeans. Coordinated by the media NGO Babel International (France), its members, El Salto (Spain), Popaganda (Greece), StreetPress (France), 444 (Hungary), VDNews (Italy), Krytyka Polityczna (Poland), Bulle Média (Belgium), Arty Farty (France) and Dinamo (Italy), Sphera is producing videos and podcasts in seven languages on key issues for the European Youth.

With a focus on social issues, climate emergency, identities and migration, the decentralised network is providing new European perspectives to its audience, in a movement for young Europeans to shape the continent’s future.


Each month, the members are producing a unique series (6 videos and 1 podcast) on a common issue, to see national and cross-border perspectives emerge. For instance, in December 2023, the network tackled the topic of “Historical Reckonings” where members showcased how all European societies are talking about their past.

Members also work on cross-border video productions , where a duo of partners produce an impactful video documentary together. The series Transistence, on trans rights fights in Greece and Italy, premiered at the Athens International Journalism Festival in October 2023. So far, 4 of their podcast series have received prizes.


Name: Quentin Ariès

Network details

Size: 10 - 20 members
Founded: 2021
Geographical focus: European
Type of members: Media outlets
Legal entity: Yes
Open to new members: Yes


  • Climate
  • Health
  • Migration
  • Politics / policy / democracy
  • Social issues
  • European Youth, progressive politics, rule of law and democracy


  • Belgium
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain


  • Community outreach / audience development
  • Digital formats / multimedia production / interactive journalism
  • Editorial support / project management
  • Investigative journalism
  • Multilingual journalism
  • Training

Support/join our network

  • Collaborate on editorial projects
  • 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.