Arena and Hostwriter Cooperate to Organize 2019 EIJC & Dataharvest


Arena for Journalism in Europe and Hostwriter are happy to announce they will cooperate to organize this year’s European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest 2019 (EIJC19). The EIJC (European Investigative Journalism Conference) & Dataharvest is the place to network and learn for investigative and data journalists in Europe. EIJC19 & Dataharvest will take place on 17-19 May 2019 in Mechelen, Belgium, with pre-conference masterclasses and a Hack Day on 16 May.

At this stage, the cooperation will mainly include practical support from Hostwriter to Arena to organize the EIJC19. Hostwriter will also contribute to the program within its expertise on cross-border collaborative journalism.

The cooperation was agreed in February 2019 and is currently limited to the EIJC19. Hostwriter CEO Tabea Grzeszyk says, “We’re looking forward to cooperating with Arena on the Dataharvest/EIJC conference this year. It’s Europe’s most important educational and networking event for journalists, and we are excited to bring our expertise as a global collaboration network to the event’s attendees.”

Brigitte Alfter, director of Arena for Journalism in Europe adds, “We are happy that the collaboration with Hostwriter materialized: not only to solve the practicalities around the conference. Hostwriter combines a practical approach with a grand cross-border vision, and we are very much looking forward to working together.”

Arena for Journalism in Europe is a foundation established in the Netherlands. Its purpose is to stimulate and support cross-border collaborative and investigative journalism in Europe, including collaboration with other professions, proceeding from the belief that such journalism contributes to information exchange, critical thought, mutual understanding and democracy in Europe.

Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. We connect more than 4,000 journalists from 140+ countries to seek and offer help, whether in the form of local advice, story collaboration or accommodation.

For further information please contact:
Brigitte Alfter, Director, Arena for Journalism in Europe,
Tabea Grzeszyk, CEO & Co-founder, Hostwriter,