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IJ4EU Freelancer Support Scheme

18 18+00:00 January, 2023 @ 8:00 - 17:00

IJ4EU Freelancer Support Scheme

financial
newsletter

OPENING
DATE

12-01-2023

DEADLINE
DATE

23-02-2023

SUBMISSION
LANGUAGE

English

MAXIMUM
VALUE

20.000,00 €

PERCENTAGE
OF FINANCING

N.A.

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Who?

To be eligible for the Freelancer Support Scheme, applications must be submitted by teams composed entirely of freelance journalists that meet the following criteria:

  • They must be based in at least two EU member states, OR…
  • They must be based in at least one EU member state and at least one official EU candidate country (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey or Ukraine).
  • Third-country team members from further afield are welcome to take part, but they must be part of teams that fulfil the core geographical criteria described above. In other words, they must be part of teams with members based in at least two EU member states or at least one EU member state and one EU candidate country.
  • Please note that unlike in previous editions of IJ4EU, journalists based in the United Kingdom will no longer be treated as equivalent to their counterparts in EU member states. The United Kingdom is now treated the same as any other third country.

In addition:

  • Teams must collaborate on a topic of cross-border relevance, and
  • They must be signed up to a press regulator, journalists’ union, trust initiative, or part of a press association, or have current CVs/online portfolios that demonstrate relevant qualifications or a history of working with trusted news organisations.

Third-country team members from further afield can be part of applying consortia, provided that the consortia already meet the above criteria.

What?

Managed by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the scheme is designed to support journalists operating outside of newsroom structures who may be underserved by other journalism support schemes and/or who are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis or other pressures, including war in Ukraine, yet who are nonetheless willing and able to collaborate with others to launch investigations of importance to audiences at a local, national, regional and European level.

Investigations developed for all formats — including print, broadcast, online media, documentary filmmaking and multi-platform storytelling — are eligible to receive support.

Eligibility

Publication requirements

  • Projects must be completed and originally published by respected news organisations or platforms in at least two EU member states or at least one EU member state and one EU candidate country or Ukraine.
  • Projects may initially be published behind a paywall, but must be made available outside of the paywall after one month.

IJ4EU is open to cross-border investigative projects on any topic. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Corruption, illicit enrichment and financial crime;
  • Security, democracy and human rights;
  • Environment and climate change;
  • Health, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Projects must aim to reveal new information that is of relevance to the public in at least two EU member states or at least one EU member state and one EU candidate country, or to the wider European public sphere.

Funding

IJ4EU’s Freelancer Support Scheme provides grants to cross-border teams made up entirely of freelancers and who can benefit from an extra layer of tailored support. The scheme will provide around 330.000,00 € in grants in 2022/2023, along with specialist training, mentoring and networking opportunities. It is managed by the European Journalism Centre (EJC).

IJ4EU’s Freelancer Support Scheme provides teams of journalists working outside of newsroom structures with grants of up to 20.000,00 € plus an extra cushion of tailored assistance including training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Grantees have six months to complete their projects. During these six months, in addition to grant funding, they benefit from two types of non-financial support, which are integral to the Freelancer Support Scheme: Mentorship and training and Networking.

Documents
and Forms

Visit the official webpage of the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) for more information here.

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Details

Date:
18 18+00:00 January, 2023
Time:
8:00 - 17:00
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