2024-02-07

BRUSSELS - Let us walk you through your application to increase your chances of getting funded.

We understand the stress that comes when submitting a funding application for your next project. Journalismfund Europe offers individual pre-application meetings with all journalists interested in applying to any of our grant programmes (e.g., European Cross Border Grants, Professional Development Grants for Environmental Journalism, SoJo Europe, European Local Cross-border grants, Environmental Investigative Journalism, Fossil Fuel Grants, Pascal Decroos Fund & FPD Low Countries). Talk to our project coordinators and dispel your doubts during these sessions.

The process can be overwhelming but we are here to help you. Book your pre-application session with the project coordinator assigned to the grant programme you are interested in based on the dates available. In this 30-minute meeting, we will discuss your proposal, ideas and any questions that you might have to help you move forward with your application. This is a perfect opportunity for interested journalists to pitch their story idea and discuss whether it is eligible for a grant.  If you also need to find a teammate to develop your cross-border investigation we want to assist you find the right one.

Come prepared
Make the most of your call by checking out our helpful tips for each grant beforehand.

Find below the FAQ for each grant programme.

How to book?

Per grant programme

 

Per language

  • Book your pre-application session in English HERE;
  • Séance d'information en français French HERE;
  • Reuniones de pre-aplicación Español HERE;
  • Pre-applicatie meeting Nederlands Dutch HERE.
  • Prenota la sessione di pre-applicazione in Italiano HERE.

Please note: although we may examine your application formally and possibly suggest improvements, this does not, in any way, guarantee a positive evaluation of your application. That decision is made in complete independence by the jury.

Pre-application sessions for potential applicants - grants journalists

News Deserts on the Rise: A First Comparative Study Indicates the Fragile Situation for Local Media Across the EU

2024-02-28

ONLINE - The study “Uncovering news deserts in Europe. Risks and opportunities for local and community media in the EU” by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) was published today. This research detects challenges and opportunities for local and community media in the 27 EU Member States, analysing the news deserts phenomenon from a holistic perspective. 

PluPro Project

PluPro Project: Multifaceted Support for European Cross-border Investigative Journalism

2024-02-16

BRUSSELS/PRAGUE - The PluPro project will distribute 2,230,000 euros among journalists and media (national and local) in Europe  to set up transnational investigations together. At the same time, journalists and media can receive newsroom training, scholarships and mentoring in addition to financial support.

SoJo Europe

SoJo Europe to Promote Solutions Journalism Across Europe

2024-02-02

BRUSSELS/PRAGUE - Four European organisations joined together to start SoJo Europe, a new and innovative approach to strengthen cross-border, solutions-oriented, and investigative reporting across Europe.