Questions? In-house assistance to better prepare your application.

pre-application session

Local Cross-Border Journalism Grant Programme is organising pre-application meeting to help eligible professional journalists with their applications and proposals. We are offering advice and assistance to journalists interested in applying in this grant programme.

Our Project Coordinator, Ronald Tipan, will be available via Zoom on stated dates below for a 30 minute meeting to discuss your proposal, ideas and any questions that you might have to help you move forward with your application. This is a perfect opportunity for any interested investigative journalists to pitch their story ideas, strengthen its application, and confirm its eligibility for the grant.

To arrange a half-hour session, please check below.
Please note that all times are Brussels time.

Grant Deadlines

The third call deadline for the Local Cross-Border Journalism Grant Programme is 10 November 2022, 12:00 CEST. Set up a pre-application meeting. Click here to view the calendar: November December January

The remaining deadlines are as follow:

  • 4th Deadline = 12 January 2023
  • 5th Deadline = 16 March 2023
  • 6th Deadline = 25 May 2023

Come prepared

We are expecting a good amount of compelling and interesting applications. Make a reservation now. Juries are looking for well-prepared applications and we want to help you get the chance to be selected.

Minimum requirements

Your application should fulfil these basic requirements:

  • Be a legal resident of the eligible countries. Click here for more info.
  • At least 2 professional investigative journalists or media outlets from 2 different eligible countries.
  • The story has to have a local angle to it and related to Europe.
  • Two Letters of Intent from recognized European media organisations.
  • Only natural persons are eligible.

For more information: check out our FAQ page.

Please note: although we may examine your application formally and possibly suggest improvements, this does not, in any way, guarantee a positive evaluation of your application. That decision is made in complete independence by the jury.