Investigative Journalism for Europe is a fund for cross-border investigative journalism in the EU. We provide grants to teams of journalists or news organisations in Europe investigating topics of public interest.
To be eligible under the Investigation Support Scheme, applications must be sent by teams of journalists and/or news organisations that meet the following criteria:
- They must be based in at least two EU member states, OR…
- They must be based in at least one EU member state and one official EU candidate country (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia or Turkey).
- Journalists based in Ukraine are also eligible to apply. For the purposes of the grant, they will be treated as equivalent to their counterparts in EU candidate countries. So they must be part of a team that includes at least one journalist based in an EU member state.
IJ4EU’s mission is to strengthen the watchdog role of investigative journalism in Europe. Its focus on supporting cross-border projects acknowledges the increasingly transnational nature of public-interest stories.
Its purpose is to foster and strengthen collaboration among EU-based journalists and newsrooms through providing them with grant funding, coaching, training, expert support and networking opportunities. It also seeks to raise the value of and incentivise quality investigative journalism through launching a new award.