3 September 2020

IJ4EU supports transnational investigative journalism with direct funding to collaborative projects through two funding schemes, one for new projects and one for ongoing projects

The Investigative Journalism for Europe, supported by International Press Institute, European Journalism Centre and European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, has opened its second call for 2020: the deadline is 18 September.

There are two support schemes: the Investigation Support Scheme and thePublication Support Scheme.

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support scheme provides financial support to new investigative projects, including projects that have only recently begun or new phases of existing projects. Teams can apply for between €5,000 and €50,000. The Investigation Support scheme expects to provide €800,000 in grants in 2020. Journalists and teams must be based in at least two EU member states or at least one EU member state and one official EU candidate country; the proposed project must focus on a topic of cross-border relevance and must be a new project, one that has only recently begun or a new phase of an existing project.
IJ4EU’s Publication Support Scheme provides financial support of up to €10,000 for cross-border investigations that are already underway. These are projects that need additional, shorter-term support in order for journalists or news organisations to complete and publish their stories. The maximum grant amount teams can apply for is now €10,000 (it was previously €6,250); it is no longer compulsory for teams to be physically based in two different countries. Applying teams can now be based in one EU/EU candidate country, provided that their investigation is of cross-border relevance and will be published in at least two countries (at least one of which must be an EU member state).
The website hosts all basic information, details and webinars with tips for a strong application.



This publication was produced within the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR - link), co-funded by the European Commission. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa and its partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.