EUROPEAN COLLABORATIVE JOURNALISM PROGRAMME (ECJP) 2024
9–13 APR 2024 GUT SIGGEN, BALTIC SEA, NORTHERN GERMANY 30 MAY–2 JUNE 2024 EIJC & DATAHARVEST, MECHELEN, BELGIUM
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
ECJP brings you together with a group of about fifteen journalists from all over Europe to motivate and enable you to work collaboratively across borders and to form
a community of practice. The programme consists of two parts:
Meeting at the seminar centre Gut Siggen to: – get familiar with each other
– present and discuss your story ideas
– form research teams to jointly work on a story – receive input from experts and peers
– exchange on your journalistic practice
Meeting at the EIJC & Dataharvest conference to: – attend a broad variety of workshops, panels, debates – meet like-minded colleagues and experts from other countries
– find other journalists to potentially team up with – follow up on your investigation started at Gut Siggen – strengthen network ties with your fellows
Many topics of public interest don’t stop at the borders. Organised crime, issues of migration, exploitation or pollution often span several countries. They are complex, multi-faceted and resource-demanding to research. Collaboration allows to pool resources and expertise, to analyse facts and data jointly, to get
a deeper understanding of a story and to increase impact by publishing in several media at the same time. It enables to share the often highly demanding workload of an inves tigation and to provide mutual support in view of tight schedules and challenging decisions how to go about. Toepfer Foundation and Arena for Journalism therefore joined hands to offer the ECJP in 2024 for the fifth time.
WHAT DOES IT ENTAIL?
Meeting at Gut Siggen (about 2h from Hamburg) from 9 –13 April 2024:
– several inputs from experts
– working sessions in which you discuss and further elaborate a story
– an “editorial meeting” to get feedback from experts and peers
– travel fees to and from Gut Siggen/Baltic Sea incl. four nights of accommodation and all meals
Meeting at the Dataharvest conference (about 30 min from Brussels) from 30 May– 2 June 2024:
– catch up meeting and joint dinner at the pre-conference day 30 May
– attendance of conference panels and workshops according to your own interest
– occasion to further work on the investigation started at Gut Siggen
– travel fees to and from the conference venue Mechelen incl. three nights of accommodation, breakfast and lunch
EUROPEAN COLLABORATIVE JOURNALISM PROGRAMME (ECJP) 2022 EUROPEAN COLLABORATIVE JOURNALISM PROGRAMME (ECJP) 2024
30 MAR – 2 APR 2022 GUT SIGGEN, BALTIC SEA, NORTHERN GERMANY
9–13 APR 2024 GUT SIGGEN, BALTIC SEA, NORTHERN GERMANY
19 – 22 MAY 2022 EIJC & DATAHARVEST, MECHELEN, BELGIUM
30 MAY–2 JUNE 2024 EIJC & DATAHARVEST, MECHELEN, BELGIUM
FOR WHOM? / TARGET GROUP
WHO CAN APPLY?
The programme is developed for journalists from all over Europe (geographical Europe, Council of Europe The programme is developed for journalists from all over states), freelancers as well as staffers from all media. It is
Europe, freelancers as well as staffers from all media. suited for juniors as well as mid-career journalists, who
It is suited for juniors as well as mid-career journalists, who either already have first experiences with collaborative
either already have first experiences with collaborative journalism or who firmly intend to work in this field.
journalism or who firmly intend to work in this field. Participants are asked to apply with a story idea on which they would like to collaborate with other fellows in the
We especially encourage applicants interested in any of course of the programme (and beyond).
the following broad topics to increase the potential for future collaborations:
ECJP topics so far mainly dealt with:
- Sustainability: Food, climate, use of resources
1) Sustainability: food, climate, use of resources 2. Social rights: Migration, exploitation, organised
2) Social & Human rights: migration, exploitation, crime
3) Governance: corruption, extremism, disinformation 3. Governance: Corruption, extremism, polarisation
ECJP & COVID SAFETY MEASURES
Please note that we expect participants to attend both parts Depending on the further development of the pandem
of the programme and that both parts have quite a dense ic, we might have to adapt the programme. Decisions
schedule. This means a time commitment of nine days in will always be communicated timely and transparently
total + travel time depending on your location. towards the participants.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application via our website at: www.toepfer-stiftung.de/en/ecjp
Please submit your application via our website at:
Deadline: 28 Nov 2021
Notification: by 15 Jan 2022
Deadline: 8 Jan 2024
A jury of three to four members from the Toepfer
In case of any question please get in touch! Foundation, Arena and an external member will thoroughly review all applications.
You will be notified in early February 2024.
Programme Director Society&Journalism Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.
20099 Hamburg / Germany
Phone: +49 40 33 402 87
Please get in touch in case of any questions.
WHO? / PROGRAMME PARTNERS
Toepfer Foundation is a Hamburg-based non-profit Toepfer Foundation
foundation engaged in the areas of culture, science,
Toepfer Foundation is a Hamburg-based non-profit education, nature conservation and exchange among
foundation engaged in the areas of arts&culture, science, Europeans. As part of the latter, the foundation
education, nature conservation and exchange among addressed the field of journalism in 2019 and aims to
Europeans. As part of the latter, the foundation addressed the field of journalism in 2019 and aims to support net
support networking and cross-border collaboration working and cross-border collaboration among European
among European journalists. www.toepfer-stiftung.de journalists. www.toepfer-stiftung.de