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Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism in Belgium 2024 (3 rd Round)

June 4 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism in Belgium 2024

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OPENING
DATE

03-06-2024

DEADLINE
DATE

22-08-2024

SUBMISSION
LANGUAGE

English

MAXIMUM
VALUE

70.000,00 €

PERCENTAGE
OF FINANCING

NA

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Who?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Both beginning (starters) and experienced journalist (seniors) can submit a project that cannot be realised through the normal channels of journalism, that has major news value and depth and that is also original, innovative and time-consuming.
  • The applicant must be a journalist (written or audio-visual press), or be able to prove that he/she is aspiring to a career in journalism. Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect.
  • Only natural persons can apply for a grant.

What?

The Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism is Journalismfund Europe’s grant programme that strives to advance investigative journalism in Dutch-language media in Belgium.

The grant programme – established in 1998 – has resided under the wings of Journalismfund Europe since 2013. The programme is subsidised by the Flemish Government. In February 2022, the Flemish Governement and Journalismfund Europe vzw have signed for the first time a cooperation agreement for a period of 4 years (2022-2025). The contract provides a subsidy of 481.000 euros per year for the Pascal Decroos Fund project and FPD Low Countries.

The project aims to keep the memory of Pascal Decroos alive and to continue his life’s work. The Fund was set up in 1998 by family, close friends and colleagues of Decroos to commemorate and further the legacy of the Belgian journalist. What we stand for is what Pascal Decroos stood for in word and deed. He was dedicated to investigative journalism. He was committed to creating opportunities to develop young journalistic talent and had an ability to bring people from different facets of society to dialogue and work together.

Eligibility

Grant types

The Pascal Decroos Fund has three types of grants:

  • INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: A working grant for investigative journalism allows the applicant to concentrate on one particular topic for a longer period of time.
  • IN-DEPTH JOURNALISM: The projects must go beyond regular reporting, daily journalism or correspondence. The subject or theme must be special, or else the approach or angle.
  • PRELIMINARY RESEARCH: When it is not clear whether the inquiries will yield the expected results, it is possible to apply for a grant to cover the expenses of the preliminary research.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Projects with regard to investigative and special journalism must deal with topics that are relevant for Flanders.
  • The project must be published in a Dutch-language medium in Belgium. A letter of intent for publication from at least one professional news outlet is required for journalists with more than 2 years of experience. For starters this is considered a plus.
  • 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.

Funding

In 2024, there will be 280.000,00 € to distribute over four application rounds, which means approx. 70.000,00 € per round.

The programme is subsidised by the Flemish government.

Documents
and Forms

Organisation: Journalismfund Europe

Click here for more information, application and contacts.

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Details

Date:
June 4
Time:
8:00 - 17:00
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