Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) Impact Award 2022 (up to €15,000)

Deadline: November 14, 2022

Nominations are open for the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) Impact Award 2022. The award seeks to celebrate excellence in cross-border investigative journalism in Europe.

With a pot of cash prizes totalling €15,000, the IJ4EU Impact Award celebrates the best investigative journalism carried out by teams collaborating across borders in European Union member states and EU candidate countries. Now in its third year, it is managed by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF).


  • An independent jury will select three collaborative, transnational investigations for three prizes, each worth €5,000.


  • Open to cross-border investigations published via any credible medium (e.g. print, broadcast television or radio, online, documentary film, multimedia etc).
  • Nominated investigations must have been published between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.
  • Nominated investigations must involve journalists from at least two EU member states or at least one EU member state and one EU candidate country.
  • Nominated investigations need to highlight issues of common interest to citizens of at least two EU member states or candidate countries, and be seen to have strengthened European media.
  • Nominated investigations may have been published in any language. However, for investigations not published in English, a translation in English of the core investigation/summary must be provided.
  • Nominations must include any significant challenge to the honesty, accuracy or fairness of an entry, such as published letters, corrections, retractions as well as responses by the relevant newspaper or website.

Selection Process

While the jury will be fully independent in its decision-making, it will be provided with a set of criteria to guide the process. The jury’s decision should take into account, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Impact of the nominated investigation
  • Journalistic quality of the nominated investigation
  • Innovative use of cross-border journalism to cover a topic of public interest
  • Newsworthiness / added value of the nominated investigation to public discourse in the EU
  • Storytelling techniques
  • The potential of the nominated investigation to inspire similar cross-border journalism and contribute to the sustainability of investigative journalism in the EU


Only nominations in English received via the Good Grants platform by the stated date and time will be considered. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission.

Click here to nominate

For more information, visit IJ4EU Impact Award.

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