Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director (since 2001) of Journalismfund.eu, an independent non‐profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. Ides is also the co-founder of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ) and the post-academic training International Research Journalism at Thomas More university college in Mechelen (Belgium).
Together with the team of Journalismfund.eu, he was the organiser of EIJC & Dataharvest from 2011 until 2018.
He is the founder and chair of “Scriptie vzw”, a non profit organisation that promotes science communication in the Dutch speaking region of Belgium:
In 2013 he and his former colleague Brigitte Alfter won the ‘Prize for the Freedom and Future of Media. (Germany - Leipzig)
Ides Debruyne is a member of De Loep jury (since 2017) and the jury of the Erasmusprijs 2018. (The Netherlands)
Ides Debruyne studied visual arts (painting) at Luca, School of Art in Ghent (Belgium).
Contact: ides.debruyne [at] journalismfund.eu or +32 2 705 59 19
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