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European Cross-Borders Grants
2 02+00:00 February, 2023 @ 8:00 - 17:00
European Cross-Borders Grants (Second Round 2023)
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Teams of journalists from at least two countries in continental Europe are eligible to apply. ‘Europe’ means continental Europe (plus Kosovo). Which means that this grant is inclusive for all Europeans and not just those who live in the European Union.
When relevant to the story, team members from elsewhere can be accepted too.
This awarded European Cross-Border Grant programme (running since 2009) will support professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European topics. The stories must be relevant to European target groups.
These are projects that have great news value and depth, and at the same time are original, innovative and time-consuming, and would not be realised without financial support. Projects can include cross-border research, networking between colleagues, and established and innovative investigative methods.
Journalismfund.eu supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. This can include travel, translation, access to pay-databases or simply time to research. It does not support fixed costs such as office costs, investments such as cameras or computers or production costs.
Next to a grant, teams can also apply for a mentor to provide assistance with either the focus of the investigation or the need for competences in a specific skill.
You cannot apply alone. You need to collaborate with at least one team member in a different country.
Cross-border teams of at least two journalists can submit an investigation proposal. These are projects that have great news value and depth, and at the same time are original, innovative and time-consuming, and would not be realised without financial support.
The applicants must be professional journalists (written or audio-visual press). Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect. Students are not eligible.
Only natural persons can apply for a grant.
The project must be published by at least two professional news outlets in at least two different countries. Letters of intent for publication from at least two professional news outlets are required.
Investigative journalism published by professional media in any form is eligible, no matter whether print, online, broadcast or cross-media. All journalistic end products qualify for a grant: newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television documentaries and series, photo-reportages and books, podcasts and journalistic non-fiction books.
Journalists who were previously allocated a grant by Journalismfund.eu can reapply. The jury will include the result of previous grants in their evaluation of the new application.
Find stories subsidised by this grant programme here.
In 2023 there is a total grant budget of 200.000,00 € to distribute over four application rounds.
For the next round: 50.000,00 € available.
From experience with other grant programmes, most cross-border grants vary from 2.000,00 € to 14.000,00 € per project.
For the period 2021-2024, the programme is supported by nine foundations:
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation
- Open Society Foundations
- Adessium Foundation
- Limelight Foundation
- Vereniging Veronica
- Fritt Ord
- King Baudouin Foundation
- Fondation Puech
For this grant programme there are 4 application rounds scheduled in 2023.
- The first application deadline will be Thursday 19 January 2023 at 12 pm CET (noon Brussels time).
- The second deadline: Thursday 20 April 2023 at 12 pm CET (noon Brussels time).
- The third deadline: Thursday 13 July 2023 at 12 pm CEST (noon Brussels time).
- The fourth deadline: Thursday 26 October 2023 at 12 pm CEST (noon Brussels time)