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SoJo Europe to Promote Solutions Journalism Across Europe

Organisation: SoJo Europe

Status: Open

Type:
  • Grant
  • Training and Education
Theme:
  • Environmental journalism
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: €40,000

Deadline: 04/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – This project will target news outlets from all Creative Europe participating countries: EU27, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Ukraine.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Europe
  • Application Language: English

SoJo Europe is looking for 18 European newsrooms to collaborate, train and mentor them in solutions journalism with a climate focus and combining investigative and solutions journalism.

SoJo Europe, a pioneering initiative, has been established by four European organizations. It aims to bolster cross-border, solutions-oriented, and investigative reporting throughout Europe.

With the financial support from the European Commission (Creative Europe), the four organisations led by Transitions (Czech Republic) in collaboration with Journalismfund Europe (Belgium), the Constructive Institute (Denmark), and The South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (Albania), will undertake a two-year, multifaceted, 1.6-million-euro programme that will focus on solutions journalism and make a huge impact on the journalism profession across the continent.

Budget

The total budget of this two-year project is 1.6 million euro with 80% supported by the EU under the Creative Europe Programme (CREA). Philanthropic organisations will cover the remainder of the budget.

The programme will consist of:

  • a training, grant, and mentoring programme to stimulate more solutions/constructive journalism, especially for the climate change beat;
  • a training, grant, and mentoring programme to stimulate more connected investigative and solutions reporting;
  • a study tour/exchange programme, grant programme, and international conference to foster greater collaboration among newsrooms across Europe;
  • a training and mentoring programme to spur increased revenue through solutions journalism; and
  • a wide dissemination of the supported stories among the European public, and of the learnings and resources among the journalistic community across Europe.

See here to learn more and apply.

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