Past projects

Have a look at what we did in the past.

  • CASAM: Computer-Aided Semantic Annotation of Media

    The aim of this research and development project was to create a computerised system capable of annotating the vast quantities of video footage with little human intervention, thus transforming the broadcast archive into a valuable sound and image library and saving it from oblivion. EJC’s role in the project was to survey user requirements and perform user tests with CASAM's various prototypes.
  • Covering the Crisis

    This conference aimed to identify the role journalists played in the economic and political constellation that enabled the economic crush of 2008. Bringing together media professionals, financial experts, and politicians, Covering the Crisis also examined the relationship between the press and the financial sector, and suggested a blue print for best practices in the field of financial journalism.
  • Crossroads: The Maastricht-Based, English-Language Magazine

    The magazine, created by the EJC, become the reference publication in Maastricht, written for-, and by the international community living in the city. Garnering popularity throughout the years, the web magazine reached its fullest potential when moving to the web, becoming not only a medium for transmitting information, but also a platform of exchange for the inhabitants of the town.
  • Data Journalism Awards

    A leading actor in the field of data journalism, the EJC collaborated in 2012 with the Global Editors Network, organising the inaugural edition of the Data Journalism Award, the first data competition dedicated to journalism. Media outlets, NGOs, and freelance journalists competed in four categories: Data-driven journalism; Data storytelling; Data-driven applications; and Data-journalism websites.
  • East for South - Development Awareness From the Roots

    The E4S project afforded a unique opportunity for young media professionals from 12 EU Member States to meet African journalists and work with them on development aid and cooperation issues. Running in four separate rounds, the programme focused on the production of collaborative reporting - in the form of video, audio, and text - produced both in-situ, in Africa, and in Europe.
  • Embedded Science Reporting with RELATE

    Week-long encounters brought journalists and researchers together, getting researchers out of ivory towers and journalists out of deadlines. These punctual collaborations paved the way to a more knowledgeable and trust-based relationship between researchers and journalists, improving, ultimately, the quality of science reporting.
  • Enhancing Journalistic Practices in Armenia

    Through this project, the EJC sought to improve the Armenian education framework devoted to law and journalism. Its aim - encourage the development of a training programme that emphasises investigative and ethics-based practices, addressing issues such as freedom of speech and freedom of information.
  • Erasmus for Journalists Feasibility Study

    Based on the successful European student exchange programme, the feasibility study examined the prospect of creating a cross-border exchange network of journalists that would enable them to share experiences, learn conventions of best practice, and find new approaches to address pan-European issues.
  • EU for Journalists

    The official, online EU-explainer laid bare the colossal Brusselian administration and gave journalists access to its key players and institutions. Featuring a primer on EU bureaucracy, a database of contacts, and thematic dossiers on leading EU policies, the platform was made available in 22 official EU languages, as well as in Turkish.
  • Europe for Mediterranean Journalists

    Through this programme, the EJC proposed trainings for journalists from EU’s Mediterranean neighbours, presenting various aspects of the MEDA cooperation agreement put into place between these countries and the EU. In addition to conferences and workshops, the programme also instituted a regional network of journalists and media outlets, creating lasting ties among the participating journalists.
  • European Neighbourhood Journalism Network

    Establishing a network of professionals from Europe’s eastern and southern neighbouring regions, ENJN strove to offer a trans-regional, cross-cultural horizon for journalists reporting in these areas. Through a series of trainings and press trips, ENJN created a unique community of journalists, which, to this day, shares a strong sense of professional solidarity.
  • Improving Media Literacy Education in Macedonia

    Together with the Macedonian Institute for Media, the EJC carried out a 30-month programme dedicated to raising media literacy among students and improve citizens’ understanding of media’s role in society. An effort that paid off, as the Macedonian Ministry of Education has since then incorporated media literacy in the primary and secondary school curriculum.
  • Kamel Shiaa Prize

    In 2010, the EJC joined the first Kamel Shiaa Prize award for Iraqi press freedom. Commemorating Iraqi intellectual and writer Kamel Shiaa, assassinated in 2008, the press award promotes intercultural dialogue through journalism. The competition, open to young Iraqi journalists, was won in 2011 by Maryam Mohammed Jaafar, for her excellent treatment of children’s rights and intercultural dialogue.
  • MATRA, Societies in Transition

    MATRA, a programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, constituted an effort to support democratic transition in the Western Balkans, Central, and Eastern Europe, and strengthen the ties of the target countries with the Netherlands. The EJC participated in five media-related projects, from 1995 and up to the programme's conclusion in 2011.
  • New Approaches for New Journalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Striving to strengthen local media’s reporting capacity and to promote investigative journalism as means to address issues of corruption and good governance, the EJC and its local partner, Mediacentar Sarajevo, put in a place a programme that boosted media training for professional journalists and journalism students.
  • New Media Initiative for Ukraine

    Through this project, the EJC and Internews Ukraine sought to improve the new media skills of both media practitioners and citizens. At a time when Internet penetration in the country was rising at record speed, the EJC lined up a series of workshops and online resources that aimed to empower Ukrainians and boost local media’s reporting capacity and production quality by using online tools.
  • Revolution: Share!

    In 2012, the EJC published an extensive study on the effects of social media on pro-democratic movements in authoritarian regimes. Analysing the interplay between social media and societal actors such as civil society, governmental forces, revolutionary movements, diaspora, and mainstream media, the book examines how each of these interactions can affect the democratic process.
  • Survey on the State of European Journalism and Media

    In 2011, the EJC carried out a survey that intended to provide a clear picture of journalism in Europe at that particular point in time, addressing matters such as professional standing, journalism's European specificities, and the very state of the journalistic profession. The survey aspired to provide clues for possible concerted actions in support of journalism on the European level.
  • SYNC3: News-Centric Semantic Blog Analysis

    The EJC led the research and development of SYNC3, an innovative blog search and curation platform. The blog search engine, which also functioned as a content analysis tool, aspired to facilitate journalistic research, but also catered to media curators, bloggers, and public relation professionals.

    The international blogging competition series was introduced in 2009 to encourage a greater collaboration and interaction between professional journalists and new media actors of diverse backgrounds, producing journalistic material online. Addressing major issues of global impact, such as climate change and development, TH!NK also sought to bring these themes to the forefront of media debate.
  • ThinkBrigade

    This web magazine showcases the collective and collaborative journalistic production of an international team, comprising of journalists, bloggers, photographers, and sector experts, striving to bring to the centre of the stage under-covered issues of international importance, while also providing a reflection on best-practices in the news gathering and publication process.
  • Training and Capacity Building for Journalists in Ukraine

    The project’s objective was to bolster independent reporting in the Ukraine, by reinforcing the professional ethics of Ukrainian journalists and public information officers. To this end, the EJC and its local partners created a training programme in the key regional centres of the country and established a transnational network of media professionals.
  • Training for Independent Journalism in Belarus

    Confronted with difficult working condition, Belarusian journalists are often limited in their capacity to carry out their work. Striving to improve both their professional status and the level of news production in the country, the EJC focused on advancing journalistic working standards and the journalistic training offer in Belarus.
  • Young Reporters Against Poverty

    The first pan-European competition for journalism students was dedicated to the promotion of excellence in development reporting. Finalists of the EJC-organised event were invited to attend and cover the European Development Days. Winners of the competition, chosen on the basis of coverage quality, were subsequently invited to a three-day press visit in Tanzania.