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Small Production Grants for Cross-border Stories

Organisation: Free Press Unlimited (FPU)

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: €3,000

Deadline: 29/05/2023

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Cross-border teams of freelancers and/or staff journalists with a proven track record in cross-border journalism and/or investigative journalism in independent European news media.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Europe
  • Application language:  English

Free Press Unlimited, jointly with consortium partners, is inviting independent journalists and news media in Europe to apply for small production grants for cross-border stories on climate change, migration, and public health, as part of the European Excellence Exchange in Journalism (E³J) project.

E³J is a network-based initiative that promotes ethical standards, offers training and capacity-building opportunities and a forum for collaboration and peer support.

With these grants, Free Press Unlimited and its E³J partners seek to support strategic cross-border collaborations between individual journalists and independent news media on topics of public interest in Europe.

Journalists who include perspectives from other countries in their investigation open up new connections and maximise their story’s reach. To properly address societal challenges such as the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic or the climate crisis, going beyond national borders becomes a need for journalists.

You can submit a pitch for a story covering one of these topics:  

  • Climate Change
  • Migration
  • Public Health
  • Or a mix of the above

The story should be of relevance to at least two eligible European countries and should be published by at least two media outlets from the countries where the story narrative unfolds, in order to engage their local or national audiences.

For questions about the call, you may send a message to e3j@freepressunlimited.org.

See here to learn more and apply.

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