European Cross-Border Grants

Deadline: 14 October 2019
Open to: professional journalists living in a Council of Europe country
Benefits: the total amount to distribute is EUR 175,000


The aim of is to promote quality journalism in Europe by giving journalists the chance to carry out journalistic research projects. will support professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border research and for research on European affairs. The stories must be relevant for European target groups.

The project should be one that, in principle, could not be realized in this format within the remit of regular journalism – a project that can include cross-border research, networking between colleagues, established and innovative investigative methods and that is at the same time original, innovative and intensive.

Eligibility supports journalists living in a Council of Europe country (geographical Europe). When relevant for the story, team members from elsewhere can be accepted, too.

  • Applicants must be working as professional journalists;
  • Only natural persons are eligible;
  • Students are not eligible;
  • Journalists who were previously allocated a working grant can reapply, but the jury will include the result of previous working grants in their evaluation of the new application.


The total amount to distribute is 175,000 EUR. The money comes from Adessium Foundation and Open Society Foundations. supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. This can include travel, translation, access to pay-databases or simply time to research.

How to apply?

In order to apply, firstly you must register here.

For more detailed information, please visit the official website.