Journalismfund.eu (formerly known as Fonds Pascal Decroos voor Bijzondere Journalistiek) is an independent non‐profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe.

Journalismfund.eu in a snapshot

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Journalismfund.eu is dedicated to advancing independent and in-depth journalism across Europe that ultimately serves the public interest, furthers accountability as well as transparency, and contributes to critical thinking and well-informed debate.

Journalismfund.eu administers grants to foster exemplary in-depth journalism throughout Europe and to promote journalistic innovation.  Journalismfund.eu’s flexible grants programmes enable journalists to produce relevant public interest stories with a European mindset from international, national, and regional perspectives.

Journalismfund.eu always upholds its grantees’ editorial independence and strives for high journalistic quality and rigour.  Where necessary, Journalismfund.eu mentors and provides technical support to investigative teams that have strong ideas but lack experience and infrastructure for collaborating across borders.

Moreover, Journalismfund.eu coordinated and hosted an annual gathering of European investigative and data journalists, the European Investigative Journalism Conference – Dataharvest from 2010 until 2018. At this conference, journalists, data collectors, and other stakeholders from all over Europe network and generate ideas that often lead to new stories and collaborative projects. After incubating the conference for 8 years, Journalismfund.eu decided to make it a stand-alone venture. 

Journalismfund.eu serves the European community of journalists interested in developing best practice in journalism. Its overall objective is to promote and improve the profession in response to the challenges and opportunities stemming from internationalisation, digitalisation, and changing revenue models.

Journalismfund.eu’s activities are made possible through the support it receives from public, private, and corporate funders. It extends its gratitude for the generous and consistent support it has received from the Adessium Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Flemish Government.