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European Collaborative Journalism Programme (ECJP)

What we do


ECJP 2025

The European Collaborative Journalism Programme (ECJP) supports crossborder collaboration among journalists from all of the 46 member states of the Council of Europe. The twofold programme is offered in cooperation with Arena for Journalism.

Digital transformation is putting the media system under pressure. This affects the quality and diversity of the media landscape but also impedes resource-demanding investigative journalism. At the same time, cross-border stories have become more prevalent such as in the fields of migration, organized crime, pollution or consumer protection. Collaborative journalism provides the means to maintain investigations despite declining resources. It allows to pool resources and expertise, to analyse facts and data jointly and to publish in several media at the same time.

5-days programme:
In the frame of ECJP, experts provide input and training on cross-border collaborative journalism, participants are encouraged to build up a network among each other, to explore and discuss a collaborative story, receive feedback from experts and peers and to reflect their own work practices.

Target group:
Junior and mid-career journalists from all over Europe, freelancers as well as staffers from all media who already have first experiences with collaborative journalism or firmly intend to work in this field.

Dates 2025:
Part 1: March/April 25: Conference Centre Gut Siggen, Baltic Sea
Part 2: Early summerr 25: Follow up-meeting at Dataharvest 2025, Belgium

The next application round starts in early November 24.

Flyer ECJP 24


Mona Janning Programmleitung Gesellschaft

+49 40 33 402 – 87janning@toepfer-stiftung.de