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Six teams of freelancers receive grants, mentorship and training from the IJ4EU Freelancer Support Scheme.
An independent jury has chosen six teams from across Europe to participate in the first round of the European Journalism Centre’s IJ4EU Freelancer Support Scheme, offering grants, mentorship, training and networking opportunities.
Designed for journalists working outside of newsroom structures, the scheme allows freelancers to collaborate on cross-border investigations on topics of interest to audiences across Europe and beyond.
An independent external jury has awarded €102,000 in grants to the following projects (in no particular order):
Managed by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the Freelancer Support Scheme is one of the two grants of the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund, which supports cross-border, collaborative journalism in the European Union and beyond. The Freelancer Support Scheme runs in parallel to the Investigation Support Scheme, managed by the International Press Institute (IPI). Both grant schemes will have another open call for applications expected in January 2023.
In total, the IJ4EU fund will provide €1.23 million in direct grants to support investigative journalism on transnational subjects in the 2022/23 edition of the programme. Approximately €900,000 will be distributed through the Investigation Support Scheme and €330,000 through the Freelancer Support Scheme.
Read more about the IJ4EU fund and why we’re dedicated to supporting investigative journalism.
IJ4EU is co-funded by the European Commission as a Preparatory Action. It is implemented by a consortium led by the International Press Institute (IPI) in partnership with the European Journalism Centre and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom in Leipzig.