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Call for Proposals: Reporting Democracy Grants for Journalists

Organisation: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: Up to 2,000 euros.

Deadline: 30/01/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – Formal applicants can be individual journalists (working as part of newsroom structures as well as freelancers) or teams (e.g., reporter, producer, photographer, video editor) with the designated team leader being the contract signatory.
    – A maximum of ten grants will be awarded in this cycle, and each applicant may submit only one application under this grant scheme.
    – Cross-border approaches are encouraged
    – Eligible expenses include fees, travel expenses and various production costs (documents, videographer, photographer, etc).
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
  • Application language: English

The Reporting Democracy is inviting journalists from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe to submit proposals for compelling stories that shed light on democracy issues facing the region.


  • Grants, available for professional freelance or staff journalists with proposals for investigative, analytical or feature pieces.
  • Reporting Democracy will provide editorial support and a platform for publishing and distributing selected stories.

Funding Information

  • The maximum amount per grant is 2,000 euros.

See here to learn more and apply.

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