What: Learn more about the Local Cross-Border Journalism Grant Programme!

  • An introduction to the new grant programme where you can find out the kind of stories we are seeking, eligibility, and how to apply.

  • Speakers will outline the main funding and training opportunities.
  • Engage in a collective brainstorming and share the kind of training that you might need to succeed.

  • Help us design future training opportunities to suit your needs.

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When: 18 May 2022, 16:00-17:00 CEST

Where: Zoom Register here

Strengthen cross-border, local investigative journalism across the continent. A group of four European organizations launched "Local Cross-Border Journalism," which will offer grants to journalists interested in local, cross-border investigative journalism; training and mentoring in various aspects of investigative journalism; and a mini-MBA for local news media executives. The resulting stories will create awareness among local journalists and citizens that local or regional items often also have an international dimension, and vice versa, that European topics have repercussions down to the local level.

We hope to see you there, so don’t lose time and register now!

The Speakers

Jeremy Druker is the executive director of Transitions, one of Central and Eastern Europe's leading media development organizations, and editor in chief of TOL's flagship publication, Transitions. He is also founder/CEO of Press Start, the first global crowdfunding platform designed specifically to support journalists in countries where the press cannot report freely.

Jaroslav Valuch is a news literacy and fact-checking project manager at Transitions. He is an experienced practitioner in the field of media literacy, social media activism, countering hate speech, and communication with crisis-affected populations. Jaroslav has worked with dozens of organizations and civic initiatives in Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Ronald Tipan is a project coordinator of Local Cross-Border Journalism, working for the leader of the coalition, Journalismfund.eu. He is a skilled communication professional with a strong interest in Europe and international affairs and extensive professional experience working at international organizations, NGOs, or companies in the area of public, policy, and advocacy affairs.

The Local Cross-Border Journalism consortium includes Journalismfund.eu (Belgium), the SSE Riga Centre for Media Studies (Latvia), the European Federation of Journalists (Belgium), and Transitions (Czech Republic). The total budget of this two-year project is 1.3 million euros with 80% supported by the EU under the Creative Europe Programme (CREA), Journalism Partnerships.