Illustration: Vincent Burmeister/netzwerk recherche

International conference on investigative journalism


Since 2001, journalists from all over the world meet regularly at the international Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) to discuss their research and work in the fields of investigative research methods, data journalism, cross-border cooperation, freedom of the press as well as new financing models and exile journalism.

For the first time, the GIJC will take place in Germany in Hamburg from 26 to 29 September 2019. The organizers expect more than 1,000 journalists from over 130 countries. A fellowship program will enable journalists from developing and emerging countries in particular to take part in the conference.

As part of our funding program non-profit journalism, both the Schöpflin Foundation and our partner netzwerk recherche are supporting a track on »non-profit journalism«. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other international journalists and to learn about other valuable examples in this field as well as to exploring innovative ways for non-profit journalism.

In addition, we are happy to announce that the internationally advertised Grow Fellowships will be awarded for the first time to five selected projects. This is an extension of the Grow Fellowships in Germany, which have been awarded in June 2019. With these fellowships we want to encourage and facilitate exchange between internationally experienced experts and European journalists so as to stimulate not only cooperation among them, but to enrich emerging projects with know-how.

Further information on the GIJC 2019 and the programme can be found at