Is there an appealing, intriguing, refreshing and engaging story(s) in your local city that you want to share with the world? Would your story have some correlation with other local European cities or around the world? Are there local issues that you could bring to life by comparing and contrasting with other local European cities who may be experiencing the same issues? Are you open to collaborating with other local journalists from other parts of Europe? Are you eager to write something you’re interested in but you lack the resources? If yes, then apply for the European Local Cross-Border Investigative Journalism Grants.
This grant programme supports local cross-border investigative teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets to bring the locals to the European level as well as to local citizens all over Europe. The key aspect of this programme is the cross-border collaboration, which will allow interested local journalists and/or media outlets to explore possible solutions using expansive resources. This project also aims to spur more critical thinking about society’s pressing problems, increase the level of debate, and foster civic engagement. The grant can also offer support to preliminary work in the development of new investigative and in-depth projects.
Along with promoting investigative journalism among local cities and/or regions, this project also plans to develop a training programme in various aspects of investigative journalism, local audience engagement, and security as most local journalists lack or have few resources available at their disposal. They may also lack experience with cross-border investigative journalism. The training programmes will include experienced partners with a reputable background and extensive experience in their fields.
- Grants: €600.000
- The total available amount per call to be distributed among all supported investigations will be around €100.000.
- The programme is supported by the European Commission and Adessium Foundation.
- Local Cross-Border teams of at least two professional journalists and/or (local) news outlets can submit a proposal for a journalistic investigation about any issues that concern and relate to Europe. Only applicants who are legally residing in eligible countries are permitted to receive funding.
- Journalists that reside from countries that are members of the European Union and non-EU participating countries, which include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine, and Tunisia, are eligible to apply. However, they also welcome countries from outside the European Union as long as any proposal has a clear European dimension to it.
For more information, visit https://www.journalismfund.eu/european-local-cross-border-journalism-grants