Ongoing projects

Our current activities.

 
  • Action for Good Governance in International Sports Organisations

    This two-year project sets the foundations for defining EU’s future sports policies. Its point of departure - an empirical analysis of the current governance practices of selected sport organisations, followed by a second phase, dedicated to the creation of a measuring mechanism that will allow these organisations and their stakeholders to redefine their governing standards.
  • Bolivia: Press Freedom, Journalism Training, and Media Literacy

    The EJC is engaged in three different media projects, each of them aiming to bring change to Bolivia’s media environment. Focusing on press freedom, mainly through the protection of journalists’ rights and media ethics, journalism training, and media literacy, the projects are designed to answer the needs and expectations of both media professionals and civil society activists in the country.
  • CL!CK ABOUT IT

    The international photography competition, established in parallel to TH!NK ABOUT IT, EJC's blogging competition, created a mosaic of images that addressed issues of global impact. Calling upon professional and amateur photographers alike, CL!CK rewarded both the technical quality of the photos and the photographers’ capacity to reflect upon the issues they wished to tackle.
  • Communication Activities in the Field of Education, Sport, Audiovisual, and Culture

    While the EU is preparing to relaunch the successful, 25-year old Erasmus programme, encompassing this time all educational exchange and cooperation schemes, the EJC is joining a communication consortium that will accompany the European Commission throughout this process. Organising study trips and workshops for journalists, the EJC will also play an advisory role on best journalistic practices.
  • Comparative Pilot Study on Media Coverage of Migration

    Wishing to evaluate the quality and pertinence of migration coverage by mainstream media, particularly in election period, the EJC conducted an experimental, data-driven research project, analysing migration reporting in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, France, and Germany. The study was conducted together with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
  • Data Driven Journalism Initiative

    Believing journalism also involves innovation, the EJC strives to promote Data Driven Journalism and focalise media and audience attention on this developing trend. With this in mind, we’ve created the first dedicated data journalism website, established a community of practitioners, organised workshops, and participated in the publication of the “Data Journalism Handbook".
  • Data Journalism Handbook

    The Data Journalism Handbook is a collection of tips, techniques, case studies, and tutorials from leading data journalism experts. Translated into Russian, with six more translations underway, the 'bible of data journalism' has become an essential component of the journalistic toolkit and a reference for many news rooms across the world.
  • Emergency Journalism

    The objective of this initiative is to brings together news and resources necessary for media professionals reporting in and about volatile situations. Featuring up-to-date digital tools varying from content curation tools to multi-layered live maps, the initiative supports media coverage of emergencies such as natural disasters and political conflicts.
  • EU Feeds

    EU Feeds is the biggest RSS aggregator providing direct RSS news from more than 1,000 European newspapers, press agencies, and magazines. The platform is updated every 20 minutes, providing an overview of the most prominent issues covered by popular national, regional, and local newspapers. A special page is also dedicated to news about European affairs.
  • Fellowship Programmes

    The EJC runs two fellowship programmes in collaboration with Japanese Nihon Shinbun Kyokai and South-Korean Korea Press Foundation. These exchange programmes enable Japanese and South Korean media workers to get acquainted with EU politics and media culture, while also promoting a greater understanding of South Korea and Japan among European journalists visiting these countries.
  • Georgia: Finances and Transparency - New Approaches for Georgian Journalism

    Addressing a Georgian-specific problem, namely the absence of investigative coverage of economic corruption issues, the project's objective is to promote excellence in journalism by instituting a competition on the national level. Our work in Georgia also involves journalistic capacity building through training, developed in cooperation with local institutions and international organisations.
  • Indonesia: E-Learning for Regional Journalists

    The two-year programme is geared towards providing e-training services to media professionals spread across Indonesia’s vast archipelago. Focusing on skills building and addressing ethical issues specific to the country’s particular political environment, the EJC aspires to enhance community-level reporting on topics such as development and ecology.
  • Information Events for Journalists

    Seeking to make journalistic coverage of European affairs more accessible to journalists and more informative for the news audience, the EJC organises every year dozens of seminars, press trips, and conferences for hundreds of journalists from Europe and around the world, addressing some of the more pressing issues on the EU agenda.
  • JournaJobs

    JournaJobs is a one-stop platform for strictly journalistic job openings in diverse professional fields, comprising of internships, part time, full time, freelance, or temporary positions. The job listing’s aggregation feature and the emphasis it gives to the European job market make it a particularly valuable resource both for journalists and for recruiting corporations and NGOs in the area.
  • Journalism Grants: Innovation in Development Reporting

    Development reporting remains too often marginalised, compared to the general coverage time given to other societal and political matters. To address this problem, the EJC, supported by the Gates Foundation, has established this grants programme, dedicated to promoting innovative reporting projects that address development issues.
  • Journalists @ Your Service

    An information hub and resource centre for journalists in Brussels, J@YS aims to provide media professionals working on EU affairs both professional assistance in their coverage of events in Brussels, and personal counseling concerning their careers and particular working and living conditions in the heart of the Europe’s administrative capital.
  • Kenya: Raising Development Awareness Through the Media

    The lack of in-depth, well-researched, and effective reporting on development issues in Kenya is weakening the media’s capacity to have an impact on the country’s political processes. EJC’s Kenya programme seeks to raise awareness to this problem, offering workshops dedicated to developing practical solutions by promoting relevant, powerful, and effective journalistic storytelling.
  • Luxembourg Press Trips

    The EJC is organising press trips for young journalists from EU candidate countries, on behalf of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These seminars introduce the journalists to the Grand Duchy and to the European institutions based on its territory, through a series of cultural visits, professional networking events, and debates concerning EU policies and procedures.
  • Making the Media Work for You: A Guide for Civil Society Organisations

    Making the Media Work for You is a new publication and resource by the European Journalism Centre specifically designed for civil society organisation communicators.
  • Media Training for Food Scientists

    Seeking to improve the coverage of food related issues, the EJC has drawn up a media training project for food scientists. MAITRE provides them with the necessary tools and methods necessary to cooperate and communicate effectively with journalists and other media representatives, ensuring an accurate and adequate representation of their work.
  • MFSII - Press Freedom 2.0

    A five-year, international media development initiative, Press Freedom 2.0 aims to support democratic development by empowering civil society, citizens, and local media organisations through the implementation of local media projects. Conducted by a Dutch consortium, the Press Freedom initiative offers a range of trainings and activities specifically tailored to the needs of 11 selected countries.
  • News Impact Summit

    The News Impact Summits are a new type of media innovation event, organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in cooperation with the News Lab at Google, focusing on how recently developed approaches and tools can significantly change the way we work in the newsroom, the way we tell stories, and the way we engage audiences and society as a whole.
  • PICNIC Festival

    Since 2006, we’ve been organising the media events of the PICNIC Festival. Together with leading actors in the field of media innovation, we’ve been able to showcase to the public new ideas and developments. PICNIC Festival is also an opportunity for us to bring to light promising media initiatives and give them a platform and a chance to meaningfully contribute to the development of journalistic.
  • Senegal: Journalism Education Curriculum Development

    The EJC's work in Senegal focuses on support of E-jicom Graduate School of Journalism, Digital Media, and Communication, an independent Pan-African training centre specialising in the fields of journalism communication with a unique focus on new applications of the internet.
  • South Africa: Youth Digital Media Literacy Programme

    Striving to empower young South-Africans through the use of their most immediately available medium - their mobile phones - ‘B Media Ys’ provides media education to youths from the country’s more marginalised communities, and gives them the opportunity to showcase their media productions on mobile media networks, national and community TV.
  • Verification Handbook

    The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.
  • Zimbabwe: Establishing the Country’s First Independent Financial News Service

    Believing Zimbabwe can boost its own economic development by increasing awareness and improving citizens’ general knowledge of financial matters, we have sought, together with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, to establish the country’s first source of accurate, sustainable, and independent financial and economic news, owned and operated by Zimbabweans.