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European Collaborative Journalism Programme (ECJP)

What we do


ECJP 2023

The European Collaborative Journalism Programme (ECJP) supports crossborder collaboration among journalists from all over 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 2023:
28 March - 1 April 2023: Conference Centre Gut Siggen, Baltic Sea
1 - 4 June 2023: Follow up-meeting at Dataharvest 2023, Mechelen, Belgium

Applications are closed

The applications for ECJP 2024 will open in autumn of 2023


Mona Janning Programmleitung Gesellschaft

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