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The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund hosted a webinar on February 7, 2024 at 11:00 CET to answer questions about the support on offer from Europe’s largest funding programme for cross-border investigative journalism.

On February 1, IJ4EU opened two new calls for investigative journalism projects on transnational subjects in the public interest.

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme will provide grants of up to €50,000 to allow journalistic teams of any type — including newsrooms and specialist investigative outlets — to team up across frontiers on ambitious projects.

IJ4EU’s Freelancer Support Scheme will provide grants of up to €20,000 to cross-border investigative teams made up predominantly of freelance journalists.

The deadline for applications to both schemes is March 31 at 23:59 CEST.

The online info session is organised by the IJ4EU consortium, which exists to channel public and philanthropic money into world-class investigative journalism without fear of editorial interference.

Representatives of the International Press Institute and the European Journalism Centre gave a brief overview of the IJ4EU 2024/25 grants programme and answered questions about the Investigation Support Scheme and Freelancer Support Scheme, respectively.

Representatives of Arena for Journalism in Europe provided details of free Cross-Border Masterclasses and other forms of support designed to foster collaboration and improve your chances of getting funding.

And the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom summarised IJ4EU’s enhanced menu of legal support and networking opportunities, including the annual UNCOVERED Conference and IJ4EU Impact Awards.

Keep in mind that you will find further information about both grant schemes here on the IJ4EU website, including on our FAQ page.

We also encourage you to sign up to the IJ4EU newsletter to keep informed of the latest funding calls and other opportunities.