Supporting cross-border investigative reporting in Europe
Investigative reporting which reveals facts in the public interest protects democracy. Stories which uncover corruption, financial crime, human rights abuses and environmental damage are rarely nowadays confined to a single state. Such journalism is complex and costly at a time when the news business everywhere has been put under pressure by digital disruption.
A fund of up to €450,000 has been launched by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and the International Press Institute (IPI) to help cross-border investigative research in the EU. The fund will be managed by IPI.
In 2018 teams of investigative reporters in at least two EU countries can apply for grants up to a maximum of €50,000. For detailed information about eligibility, applications and the selection process see here. The closing date for 2018 applications is May 3rd.