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IJ4EU Investigation Support Scheme

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

IJ4EU Investigation Support Scheme

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OPENING
DATE

12-01-2023

DEADLINE
DATE

23-02-2023

SUBMISSION
LANGUAGE

English

MAXIMUM
VALUE

50.000,00 €

PERCENTAGE
OF FINANCING

100%

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Who?

To be eligible under the Investigation Support Scheme, applications must be sent by teams of journalists and/or news organisations 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 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 from 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.
  • Teams can comprise any combination of members — including journalists working as part of newsroom structures as well as freelancers.
  • The proposed project must focus on a topic of cross-border relevance.

What?

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme provides grants to support cross-border investigative projects in Europe. The scheme will provide 900.000,00 € in grants in 2022/23. It is managed by the International Press Institute (IPI).

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme provides financial support to cross-border journalistic teams working on investigations of public interest in Europe. Teams working in countries where investigative journalism is under pressure, including financial and political pressure, are especially encouraged to apply.

The proposed project must aim to reveal new information. Applications must justify the relevance of the investigation for the public in the target countries or for the broader European public sphere. Investigative teams already in existence or formed for an IJ4EU project are equally welcome to apply.

IJ4EU will consider funding all platforms, including print, broadcast, online media, documentary filmmaking and multi-platform storytelling.

Applications must be submitted via our secure Good Grants platform. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read thoroughly the full eligibility and application details below and to consult the FAQ page.

Eligibility

Projects on all topics will be considered. 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.

Funding

The IJ4EU grant may cover any percentage of a project’s costs, up to 100 percent of the total. Co-funding is encouraged but not mandatory. Teams must declare any existing sources of funding on their application.

Applicants to the Investigation Support Scheme can request grants of between 5.000,00 € and 50.000,00 €.

To ensure that IJ4EU can fund as many high-quality projects as possible — and recognising that cross-border projects don’t necessarily have to involve many countries to have an impact — is encourage applicants to think in terms of the following informal tier system, which is aimed at encouraging a diversity of budget sizes:

  • Tier 1: 5.000,00 € to 15.000,00 € – For smaller, highly focused cross-border investigations
  • Tier 2: 15.000,00 to 35.000,00 € – For cross-border investigations requiring substantial resources
  • Tier 3: 35.000,00 € to 50.000 € – For cross-border projects of exceptional scale and/or complexity

The tier system is for guidance only and comes with no specific criteria (such as the number of countries or team members involved).

The IJ4EU grant may be used to cover nearly any costs necessary for the production of journalistic content. This includes, but is not limited to, salary and human resource costs for both employed journalists and freelance journalists, research- and production-related costs, travel costs and translation costs. Hardware costs (e.g., computers and video cameras) are not eligible.

Documents
and Forms

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

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Details

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