EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

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Journalismfund.eu vzw is an independent non-profit organisation under Belgian law that aims to promote quality in-depth and cross-border journalism by giving working grants to journalists, by providing networking opportunities and by organising training sessions.
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Friday, May 25 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
How to reach a fruitful match (in cooperation with the Journalism Funders Forum)

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This panel gives a look behind the scenes of donors supporting journalism: What are they looking for, what is their motivation and what do journalists need to understand about a donor to fulfil their part of a good matchmaking process. Three successful matches are presented on this panel: Stephanie Reuter from German Augstein Foundation will speak with Elisa Simantke from Investigate Europe; Merel Borger from the Adessium foundation will share her thoughts on how to reach a fruitful match and two Adessium grantees - the Euobserver.com and the European Investigative Collaborations – will explain their side of the matchmaking process.

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Adam Thomas

Director, European Journalism Centre
Adam Thomas is the Director of the European Journalism Centre, an independent European non-profit connecting journalists with new ideas.In his previous role as Chief Product Officer at Storyful, he led five teams of developers and designers, creating products for world’s biggest... Read More →

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Merel Borger

Program Manager, Adessium Foundation
Merel Borger, Program ManagerMerel Borger is Program Manager of the Public Interest Program at the Adessium Foundation. Adessium Foundation is a Dutch fund founded in 2005. It is a privately funded public benefit organization that provides financial support to charitable organizations... Read More →
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Stefan Candea

co-founder, coordinator, European Investigative Collaborations
Currently I am the coordinator of the EIC network.My work started with covering organized crime across borders in România at the end of the 90’s. Mid 2015 I co-founded EIC as a network_by_agreement between media organisations and currently I coordinate the editorial and technological projects between @derspiegel @destandaard... Read More →
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Lisbeth Kirk

Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible for the organisation's editorial strategy, including cross-border and investigative journalism. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media... Read More →
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Stephanie Reuter

Managing Director, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Stephanie Reuter is director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. As a trained journalist and cultural manager, she... Read More →
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Elisa Simantke

Editorial Director, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is the Editorial Director of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen