The and The European Journalism Centre (EJC) are a non-profit international foundation with the remit to improve, strengthen, and underpin journalism and the news media. This mission has two main aspects: On the one hand, it is about safeguarding, enhancing, and future-proofing quality journalism in Europe and on the other hand, it is about supporting initiatives towards press freedom in emerging and developing countries. This often includes creating the framework conditions for independent and self-determined journalism in the first place. To these ends, the EJC provides thematic training, professional capacity development, and a wide range of support activities for journalists. is looking to support projects of great impact and high visibility, applicants must apply for a minimum grant of €8,000. For your reference, we expect the average grant given to be about €20,000. 

Full grants may cover direct expenses for journalistic research and study trips, including travel and accommodation, possible technical costs for equipment or crew, information procurement costs (such as access to professional databases or original data gathering efforts), graphics design and visualisation, adaptation of software, and other justified costs incurred directly for the implementation of the project.

Alternatively, partial grants can be made available to top up existing reporting budgets. The grant programme does NOT fund: salaries of permanent staff; indirect costs (overheads);expenses for the compilation and processing of data collections which are not eventually released into the public domain; purchases of equipment, machines, real-estate, general-purpose software licenses; bribes or otherwise unethical, illegal and undocumented expenses; activities violating the privacy of individuals; political campaigns or lobbying activities.

Once the original story has been published, all projects funded through this grant project will be further distributed (in English) via this website. Publication under a Creative Commons License is encouraged, in order to allow for global and free access.