European Cross-Border Grants

Deadline: 17 July 2020
Open to: teams of freelance professional journalists that have stories relevant to European target groups
Benefits: travel costs, translation costs, access to pay-databases are all covered including a grant of EUR 180,000 distributed through the three application rounds


The aim of is to promote independent investigative journalism in Europe by giving journalists the chance to carry out journalistic research projects. The project should include cross-border research, networking between colleagues, established and innovative investigative methods and that is at the same time original, innovative and intensive.

Eligibility is seeking professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European affairs. Journalists living in Council of Europe member states are eligible to apply. This means that this grant is inclusive for all Europeans and not just those who live in the European Union.


European Cross-Border grants cover travel-related expenses, such as transportation (flights, train tickets, car rentals, gas, tolls, etc.) and accommodation costs. However, they do not cover costs for food or per diem allowances and equipment (such as cameras, microphones, software and so on).

How to Apply?

You must first create an account before you can submit your application through their online form.

For more information about the application process, please visit the official website.