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 2023, we met on June 1-4 in Mechelen, Belgium – stay tuned for the 2024 dates!

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

  • Apply to the European Collaborative Journalism Programme

    The European Collaborative Journalism Programme is a bootcamp designed to help kickstart your next cross-border investigation.

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  • Scaling up our Climate Arena Conference

    Earlier this year we hosted our first Climate Arena Conference, where we brought together 55 journalists and climate scientists for two days of workshops and collaboration focused entirely on climate reporting. Topics ranged from investigating the carbon offsetting industry’s dubious claims, to journalism-science collaborations, to using data to tell climate stories, and much more. Following…

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  • The Journalism Value Survey: Mapping Public Interest Journalism in Europe

    How can independent public interest journalism convert its public value into financial value? With the Journalism Value Project, we aim to find that out.

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  • “Collaboration is the new normal”: Arena at GIJC23

    Last week the Arena for Journalism in Europe team travelled to Gothenburg to discuss the future of collaborative journalism at the 2023 Global Investigative Journalism Conference. So it was a delight when Marina Walker Guevara from the Pulitzer Center opened the conference with the words “Collaboration is the new normal.” We saw this throughout the conference,…

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