The International Press Institute and its partners in the IJ4EU fund hosted a webinar on June 18, 2021 to answer questions about the support on offer from Europe’s largest funding programme for cross-border investigative journalism.

On June 1, the IJ4EU fund opened two new calls for investigative journalism projects on transnational subjects in the public interest.

IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme provides grants of between €5,000 and €50,000 to cross-border teams that include at least one news outlet or investigative journalism organisation, or a staff member of one of these.

IJ4EU’s new Freelancer Support Scheme provides grants of up to €20,000 to cross-border investigative teams made up entirely of freelance journalists. It also provides training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

The deadline for applications to both schemes is 23:59 CEST on July 14, 2021.



Representatives of the International Press Institute and the European Journalism Centre gave a brief overview of the IJ4EU 2021 grants programme and answered questions about the Investigation Support Scheme and Freelancer Support Scheme, respectively.

Representatives of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom summarised other opportunities on offer, including a legal contingency fund, the Media Freedom Rapid Response mechanism, the #UNCOVERED conference and IJ4EU Impact Award.

Keep in mind that you will find further information about both grant schemes here on the IJ4EU website, including on our FAQ page. Additional webinars may be announced in the future.