SoJo Europe in Search of 18 European Newsrooms

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Become a member of the first cross-European cohort of newsrooms practising solutions journalism and receive grants for cross-border, solutions-oriented, and investigative reporting across Europe.

SoJo Europe is looking for 18 European newsrooms to collaborate, train and mentor them in solutions journalism with a climate focus and combining investigative and solutions journalism.

This grant programme is open to all small legal entities (media outlets/newsrooms). This project will target news outlets from all Creative Europe participating countries: EU27, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Ukraine. It is designed to respond to the need for media organisations across Europe to pursue different approaches to increase reader trust, audience share, and revenue by creating a cross-European solutions journalism knowledge hub and encouraging systemic cooperation between professional news media organisations.

Be part of the cohort!

Being part of the cohort, an exclusive group of European media outlets, will be a great opportunity to help shape solutions journalism and share first-hand knowledge the approaches to increasing reader trust and revenue through this knowledge hub via this grant programme. If you are selected through the public call, you will automatically be part of the cohort of media outlets and have the opportunity to receive grants for investigative projects. For more information, please visit the FAQ page of the grant programme.

Application deadline

Deadline is on Thursday 04 April 2024 at 1pm CET.

What does that entail?

As a member of the cohort, media outlets will have the opportunity to receive funding for their investigative projects with a focus on climate change while integrating solutions journalism. The media outlets will work with a mentor to help their investigative projects incorporate solutions journalism. It is essential to work with a mentor to achieve this goal. You will also have an opportunity to receive separate grant for any type of investigative projects while still integrating solutions journalism. This part of the grant programme will be available to members of the cohort only

For who?

This grant programme is open to small European media news outlets, especially serving underrepresented groups. The media outlets must be legally registered in any of the Creative Europe participating countries (EU and non-EU). See grant details for complete list of eligible countries

Financial support

Journalismfund Europe received support from European Commission (Creative Europe) and another funder (TBD).

More info and applications

To apply or to learn more about the eligibility and assessment criteria, timing, jury and grant conditions, visit our grant details page

Need more help?

Visit our FAQ page. Next, we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have about your application or the grant in general. So don’t hesitate to contact us via phone or email, or to make an appointment for a video call.

How to apply?

Find all details about the application process here.