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For teams that need support in a specific aspect of its investigation, a mentor can be appointed. The mentors are selected based on either the focus of investigation or the need for competences in a specific skill. Having the help of a mentor can have a significant positive influence on a team and story. Particularly teams of journalists less experienced in the field of transnational, investigative stories can reap the benefits of assistance from more experienced colleagues. The jury can also make a grant conditional of collaboration with a mentor.
Journalismfund Europe can suggest a mentor to the granted team from its pool or the team can choose the mentor from the list below and come up with his / her name. The limit to the days of mentorship depends on the case at hand, on the needs of the journalists involved. One person can also mentor more than one team. Since he / she is chosen, the mentor signs the mentor agreement with Journalismfund. Journalismfund's mentors are only available for grantees of the following grant programmes: European Cross-border Grants, European Local Cross-border Journalism Grants, Modern Slavery Unveiled and Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism.
Here is a list of the different ways mentoring will add value to the journalists and the projects: