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

  • Get Ready for Climate Arena 2024: Program Released and Tickets on Sale

    Arena for Journalism in Europe presents the Climate Arena Conference 2024 program, set to take place in Bologna, Italy, on October 18-19. This year’s program, curated by the Arena Climate Network, promises an engaging mix of panels, workshops, and roundtables, all tailored to enhance climate reporting. The third edition of the conference features over 25…

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  • Elisabetta Tola appointed chairperson of Arena board

    Senior science journalist Elisabetta Tola is the new chairperson of Arena for Journalism in Europe. Elisabetta is an Italian science, technology, and data journalist with extensive experience in cross-border investigative projects. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology and is a 2019 Tow-Knight fellow from the Entrepreneurial Journalism Program at the Graduate School of Journalism at…

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  • 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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