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IJ4EU fund opens new calls for watchdog reporters in Europe

Organisation: Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism
  • Media support

Funding Size: €20,000 - 50,000

Deadline: 31/03/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Teams with journalists based in at least two European countries.
    – Countries include all 27 EU member states and select non-EU countries.
    – Projects must address topics of cross-border relevance.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Europe
  • Application Language: English

The IJ4EU Fund opens new calls for watchdog reporters in Europe, supporting transnational investigations through two schemes. The Investigation Support Scheme provides grants up to €50,000 for journalistic teams, while the Freelancer Support Scheme offers grants up to €20,000 for predominantly freelance journalist teams. The initiative aims to foster investigative journalism as a public good.

Projects must focus on topics of cross-border relevance. Investigations on all subjects will be considered.

The Freelancer Support Scheme is designed for teams whose members operate predominantly outside of newsroom structures. In addition to money, it offers an extra cushion of tailored assistance through mentoring and training.

The Investigation Support Scheme is open to journalistic teams of any configuration that mainly need funding to carry out their investigations.

Both schemes come with practical and editorial assistance, if required, plus legal support and the chance to participate in specialist conferences.

Teams working in all media types — including print, broadcast, online media, documentary filmmaking and multi-platform storytelling — will be considered. Projects must aim to be published by media outlets in at least two countries.

See here to learn more and apply.

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