European Cross-border Grants

Deadline: 15 July 2020
Open to: EU Journalists
Benefits: fully funded


This awarded European Cross-Border Grant programme (running since 2009) will support professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European affairs. The stories must be relevant to European target groups. The project should be one that, in principle, could not be realised 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.


The applicant(s) must be working as professional journalists. Furthermore, references from individuals (editors, publishers, journalists, professors) and/or references to earlier work are essential. reserves the right to contact references (while respecting the confidentiality of the proposal). Students are not eligible in all Grant Programmes.

Benefits supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. This can include travel, translation, access to pay-databases or simply time to research. They do not support fixed costs such as office costs, investments such as cameras or computers or production costs.

How to apply?

Journalists living in Council of Europe member states are eligible to apply. Which means that this grant is inclusive for all Europeans and not just those who live in the European Union. For more information, please, read carefully the rules.

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.