Applications are open for the European Local Cross-border Investigative Journalism Grants 2022/2023. This grant programme supports local cross-border investigative teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets to bring the locals to the European level as well as to local citizens all over Europe.
Compelling stories can be found everywhere, even at the local level. Unlike other parts of the world, local journalists in some European countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands do not engage in in-depth research or investigative journalism. There are many reasons why the lack of interest among these local journalists to pursue comprehensive projects exist, for example, a lack of funding.
This grant programme aims to address the shortage of local journalists and award grants to local investigative and in-depth journalistic projects. The key aspect of this programme is the cross-border collaboration, which will allow interested local journalists and/or media outlets to explore possible solutions using expansive resources. This project also aims to spur more critical thinking about society’s pressing problems, increase the level of debate, and foster civic engagement. The grant can also offer support to preliminary work in the development of new investigative and in-depth projects.
The jury will assess the applications based on the following criteria:
For this grant programme there are 6 application rounds scheduled over a period of two years (2022-2023). The third call application deadline is on Thursday 10 November 2022, 12 pm CEST (noon Brussels time).
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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