BRUSSELS - Application form is now open for the new European Local Cross-Border Journalism grant programme which aims to strengthen local investigative journalism.

Journalismfund.eu officially launched its application form for the new European Local Cross-Border Journalism grant programme. This 1.3 million-euro grant programme will impact the journalism profession across the continent. It aims to support cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets to bring the locals to the European level as well as to local communities all over Europe. 

Any local cross-border investigative teams of at least two professional journalists and/or local news can submit a proposal about any issues that concern and relate to Europe. The overall amount available is €600.000 but the total available amount per call to be distributed among all supported investigations will be around €100.000. Working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, access to technology and data sets, etc. will be covered under the grant programme.

What are we looking for? We are hungry for stories from your own backyard! We know that there are so many stories from every corner of the world waiting to be told and shared. Are there local issues that you could bring to life by comparing and contrasting with other local European communities that may be experiencing the same issues? We aim to spur more critical thinking about society’s pressing problems, increase the level of debate, and further foster civic engagement. The main aspect of this programme is the collaboration between different journalists from other local European regions to bring your stories to life and to expand your reach.

To learn more about this new grant programme, please click here.





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Journalismfund.eu, the coordinator and leading partner in this project, is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels. Its mission is to promote democracy by advancing independent cross-border investigative journalism in Europe. Journalismfund.eu is already an established name in the European investigative journalism community, and even beyond. The grant and mentoring programme for cross-border local investigations in this project will be open for teams of local journalists and/or media outlets from at least two different countries.

More info: www.journalismfund.eu


SSE Riga

The SSE Riga Centre for Media Studies was established in 2009, on the premise that independent media play a critical role in improving government accountability and reducing corruption. The Centre strives to strengthen cross-border investigative journalism and sustainable media businesses by way of training programme, networking, and support. The SSE Riga mini-MBA programme for media managers is unique in Europe, as it is especially tailored to the needs of media workers in terms of time (four weeks over the course of a year) and applicability (throughout the training participants apply the knowledge in creating their own media development plan). Through this project, SSE Riga will deliver a mini-MBA programme for 20 motivated investigative journalists from Europe, who are in management positions.

More info: https://mediacentre.sseriga.edu



Transitions (TOL) is a non-profit organisation based in Prague, with a mission of supporting high-quality, independent journalism and an informed and engaged public. TOL runs a wide variety of journalism and media training programmes, and publishes Transitions magazine, which focuses on Central and Eastern Europe. Through this project, Transitions will first assess the most crucial needs of the European journalism community and then design an online training programme built on highly interactive modules created with the latest e-learning tools.

More info: www.tol.org


European Federation of Journalists

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is the largest journalists’ organisation in Europe representing over 300,000 journalists in 72 journalists’ organisations across 45 European countries. It covers a wide geographical area in the Creative Europe programme and all types of media outlets, ensuring that this initiative reaches the many journalists who would benefit from its main elements, including the possibility to collaborate across borders with their colleagues.

More info: www.europeanjournalists.org


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