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

  • 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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  • We are hiring! Coordinator for independent media network (part-time)

    We are looking for a coordinator with a passion for independent media to join the two-person team managing the running and development of the Reference Circle, a network of 26 European independent public interest media. Reference’s goal is to develop the independent media sector in Europe and provide a space to exchange knowledge on non-editorial,…

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  • We are hiring: IT Coordinator for journalistic collaborations (part-time, 0.5 FTE)

    Do you want to help international teams of journalists work together in a safe and efficient digital environment? Then come work with Arena for Journalism in Europe! We are looking for a tech support profile for the Collaborative Desk project, combining expertise in IT and secure tech environments, project development and user support. The Collaborative…

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  • Frank Gander joins the Arena board of directors

    Frank Gander, 55-year-old Norwegian, will join the Arena board of directors, formally entering at the time of the Dataharvest conference on May 30-June 2, 2024. “We are very happy to welcome Frank to the board,” says Brigitte Alfter, director of Arena. “Frank brings very important skills and experiences into the board, both as a journalist,…

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