Journalism Funders Forum is a new European community that is changing how philanthropists and journalists engage with one another. Through engaging case studies, unseen research and open discussion, our network and events explore key editorial, ethical, financial and technological questions with world-class experts. We aim to build trust and provide a blueprint for future collaboration.

The events bring stakeholders from both sides together, point them towards cooperation opportunities, build a foundation of trust between them, and help develop appropriate ethical guidelines that respect journalism’s integrity and independence, while enabling philanthropies to support their respective causes. The events are often underpinned by a stock-taking study that analyses existing funding partnerships in Europe as well as the lessons learned so far.

The events have been organised by the European Journalism Centre, with the kind co-operation of around 50 organisations and individuals, and the financial support of Democracy & Media Foundation, Adessium Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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