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


  • We are hiring: Communications manager

    Arena for Journalism in Europe is looking for a senior communications manager, who can develop our communications strategy and is not afraid to produce content him/herself. We are looking for a person with broad communication experience from a similar position (NGO or social/political organisation). Who are you? You have both journalism and communication skills, and you…

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  • Registration open for IJ4EU cross-border journalism master class

    Arena for Journalism in Europe is running free master classes to help journalists craft a perfect pitch for cross-border journalism grants from Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU). Today two new calls for proposals were launched, with Investigation Support Scheme providing grants of up to €50,000 for journalistic teams of any type, and the Freelancer Support…

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  • Looking back to the Vienna Climate Arena conference

    In mid-November 2023, 150 climate journalists and scientists gathered in Vienna from across Europe – from Portugal, to Norway to Turkey to Armenia – to share and collaborate in investigating the climate crisis together, at our Climate Arena Conference, organised by Arena’s Climate Network. This was the second Climate Arena Conference we put on, after…

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  • A new year for collaborative journalism

    Shaken by crises as we are these years, we, journalists, obviously must sometimes stop and think: How do we best act here? Journalism as usual does not seem quite enough in these times. So for 2024, we are looking forward to developing our profession, to keep exploring new paths, and to focusing on the urgent…

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