Modern Slavery Unveiled

This grant programme aims to enable teams of investigative journalists to investigate and document cases or aspects of how Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour are exploited in Europe.

The next application deadline is 18 March 2021 at 12 pm CET.

European Cross-border Grants

With the awarded European Cross-Border Grant programme, supports (since 2009) professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European topics.

The next application round is Thursday 11 March 2021 at 12 pm CET.

Science Journalism (pilot)

With this pilot project wants to stimulate in-depth science journalism in Dutch-language media in Belgium

The application deadline is Friday 26 February 2021 at 12 pm CET.

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New: Modern Slavery Unveiled has launched a new grant programme to investigate the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Europe.

The first round has €80,000 available for cross-border teams of investigative journalists.

First deadline for applications: 18 March 2021.


Reporting on modern slavery

European Cross-border Grants programme reopens for applications


BRUSSELS - Today reopens its European Cross-border grant programme to support independent cross-border investigative journalism. With this programme aims to further contribute to the development of a vital European public sphere by enabling investigations into issues of common interest to European citizens.

Modern Slavery Unveiled launches new grant programme: Modern Slavery Unveiled


Today launches ‘Modern Slavery Unveiled’, a project to provide critical resources and know-how to journalists to investigate exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Europe.

Pilot project for science journalism


BRUSSELS - vzw has launched a pilot grant programme for journalism about science and its impact on society. The Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister of Science Policy, Hilde Crevits, provides €46,000 in support.

Upcoming Events


The second edition of the Stars4Media exchange and training programme is now open for media professionals from different EU countries who wish to develop new editorial products or test innovative ideas. The call for application will run until 1 July 2021.


IRE’s annual data journalism conference was originally scheduled to take place in Baltimore, Maryland. We are moving the event online because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Baltimore (virtual)

The Norwegian Investigative Journalism Conference (virtual)

Norway (virtual)