The last application round of Journalismfund.eu's European Cross-Border Grants Programme in 2020 had an all-time record of applications.

We received 40 projects submitted by 113 journalists. The total amount applied for this 3rd round in 2020 was €698,223. In general, for the ECBG programme 267 journalists submitted 91 applications in 2020 asking for €1,304,856 in total. This is a record since we started this grant programme in 2009.    

Such a record number of applications shows the growing success of collaborative cross-border independent investigative journalism, and the growing need for funding. If we make a comparison with last year, in 2019 Journalismfund.eu received 76 applications submitted by 236 applicants in four (compared to three this year) application rounds. The total sum applied for in 2019 amounted to €1,113,316

Journalismfund.eu, a non-profit organisation established by citizens, administers grants to journalists since 1998. Its awarded European Cross-Border Grants Programme exists since 2009. Journalists can apply for such a grant, if they have good ideas for cross-border research and for research in European affairs. The Programme will continue in 2021.


€147.000 for local journalism


BRUSSELS - On 2 June 2020, the Flemish Government took a final decision on the amount of emergency funds to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes support to Journalismfund.eu, via the Fonds Pascal Decroos project, for local projects of freelance journalists who can rely on few other support measures.

Journalismfund.eu Local


BRUSSELS - Journalismfund.eu is starting a pilot project in which Belgian and Dutch journalists can jointly apply for a grant for local investigative journalism. Journalismfund.eu has the ambition to further roll out this project on a European scale, and is looking for donors to do so.

Project results from Journalismfund.eu's Flemish innovation incubator


In the Summer of 2018 the Flemish Journalism Fund was launched, to support diversity and innovation in journalism in Flanders. The Fund was a project of Journalismfund.eu, in partnership with the Flemish Association of Journalists and the Flemish government.