2019-03-22

BRUSSELS - Slavery of Care, a Journalismfund.eu-supported project has been nominated for the prestigious Belfius Press Awards, in the category 'Television Press'. The investigation revealed the systemic exploitation of Bulgarian women in the care sector in Belgium and the Netherlands. 

'The Slavery of Care: Bulgarian women working in the West as caregivers' was made possible by our European Cross-border and our Pascal Decroos grant programmes. 

The story focuses on the plight of cash-strapped Bulgarian women who come to Belgium and the Netherlands as posted workers to care for elderly people who want to spend the last months or years of their life in their own home, instead of in a retirement home. The investigation focuses on one of the main players on the market offering such services, Seniorcare24.

The reportage was aired on Belgian television, VTM, in the programme Telefacts. It was a cross-border collaboration between Belgian journalists Ruben Brugnera and Michaël Merrigan, and Bulgarian journalist Stanimir Ivanov Kumurdjiev

Read the full story here

Results January 2019: European Cross-border Grants

2019-04-09

BRUSSELS - For the first round of 2019, 17 applications were submitted to the European Cross-border Grants jury. There was balanced participation of men and women in the 17 teams (24 female and 26 male journalists).

Apply now for Money Trail training in Abuja

2019-03-28

As part of the Money Trail project, Finance Uncovered and Free Press Unlimited, offer training courses focused on how to investigate tax abuse, money laundering and corruption plus digital safety. The next training will take place in Abuja, bursaries are available!

Investigate Europe wins the Hans-Matthöfer-Preis

2019-04-09

BERLIN - Congratulations to our partner Investigate Europe who were just awarded the "Hans-Matthöfer-Preis" for their publication on BlackRock's investment. The prize recognises "new answers to the big economic and social challenges".