Michiel Scharpé joined Journalismfund.eu in September 2018. He currently coordinates 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.
Preciously he set up and coordinated the Flemish Journalism Fund, which supported journalistic innovation in Flanders. He also coordinated Journalismfund.eu's Money Trail project, a grant programme for African, Asian and European journalists who investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, corruption, money laundering, and tax abuse.
Michiel studied Literature at the universities of Leuven (Belgium) and British Columbia (Canada), and obtained additional degrees in Philosophy and International Relations. Before joining Journalismfund.eu he worked for Flanders Literature, where he was involved in policy making for literary creators in Belgium and the promotion of Flemish literature abroad.
michiel.scharpe [at] journalismfund.eu
+32 2 303 75 29