Working Together Across Borders

Arena for Journalism in Europe supports collaborative journalism – journalists working together across geographical borders, and journalists working across professional borders with scholars, scientists, and with civil society.

We believe that collaborative journalism is crucial to knowledge sharing, critical thinking and political life in European societies. We build European networks, create cross-border meeting spaces, and spread the tools and experiences of collaborative projects.

The core activities of Arena are:

The Dataharvest Conference


Planning and organizing the annual Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference. In 2024, we meet on May 30-June 2, as always in Mechelen, Belgium!

The Networks


Facilitating open networks for information sharing to help journalists to collaborate across borders.

The Academy


Educating and knowledge sharing about cross-border collaborative journalism through training, publishing articles, speaking, developing educational materials and advising on cross-border collaborative journalism education.

Latest News


  • Pioneering journalism education: the Cross-Border Journalism Campus investigations are out

    After months of intensive collaboration and extensive research, the 2024 class of Cross-border Journalism Campus (CJC) investigations are finally underway, marking a significant contribution to the landscape of investigative journalism education and practice in Europe. The Cross-border Journalism Campus is a pioneering education program developed to equip the next generation of journalists with cross-border collaborative…

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  • Unveiling ‘Under the Surface’: a cross-border investigation exposing Europe’s groundwater crisis

    After months of cross-border work, we are happy to announce the publication of Under the Surface, the first investigation coordinated by Arena’s Climate Network. Under the Surface, coordinated by Arena for Journalism in Europe and initiated by Spanish digital media outlet Datadista, delved into official data from European countries to provide a comprehensive overview of…

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  • Ticket sales open for the Climate Arena Conference 2024

    Registration for the Climate Arena Conference 2024 is now open! Get yourself an Early Bird ticket, while they are still available! On 18-19 October, journalists and scientists from across Europe will gather in Bologna for two days of workshops and collaboration focused on climate, energy, and environmental reporting. Following the success of the previous conferences…

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  • First aid to learn how to cover the EU

    Covering the EU can seem very overwhelming for a journalism student – or a journalism teacher, for that matter. Now a new online course in 14 modules will help journalism students understand policy-making in Europe and tap on relevant data and sources. Arena for Journalism in Europe is part of the COPE consortium behind the…

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