Supporting collaborations and networking among European Journalists

ECJP 2021: Application process finished
Participants will be informed until Jan 15, 2021

Offering the ECJP, Toepfer Foundation and Arena for Journalism in Europe joined forces to support collaborative journalism among journalists from all over Europe.

Digitalization, new pattern of media consumption and a growing public distrust in the media are putting journalism under pressure. The freedom of the press is being threatened in several European countries. At the same time cross-border stories are becoming more prevalent, such as in the fields of environment, traffic, migration and organized crime. Collaborative and cross-border journalism may provide the means to maintain in-depth research and hold power structures accountable despite declining resources.

The Programme
In this programme, experts provide know-how and insights on cross-border collaboration in journalism. ECJP addresses journalists from all over Europe, freelancers as well as staffers, from all fields. The programme is made up of two parts: In spring, up to 16 participants will meet at the Foundations conference center at the Baltic Sea, where they can build up a network among each other, discuss collaborative and cross-border methods and tools as well as reflect on their own professional practice. Participants will have the possibility to further develop their own stories and receive feedback from experts and peers. The second meeting will take place at the Dataharvest, the European Investigative Journalism Conference, in Mechelen, Belgium in May 2021. Input is provided by experts from Arena, Investigative Europe, EIC and others. All costs of the programme will be covered.

Covid 19: If new safety regulations should result in any changes of the format, participants will be informed timely and transparently.

The programme is jointly offered by Toepfer Foundation and Arena for Journalism in Europe.

Dates 2021: 
March 18-21 2021
: Conference Centre Gut Siggen, Baltic Sea
May 27-30 2021: Dataharvest 2021, Mechelen, Belgium



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