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

4:30pm CEST

Royal Networks across borders
Would you like to do a journalistic investigation on the money going in and out of European royal houses? To find out how they exercise formal and informal power in politics and business? Meet colleagues from around the continent and discuss strategies, methods and a possible cross-boarder journalistic project.

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Eiliv Frich Flydal

Journalist, Dagbladet
Flydal has worked as a journalist with the daily newspaper Dagbladet in Norway since 2006. He covers several topics, such as politics, public spending and crime. In 2016-2018 investigated the royal house, uncovering mismanagement of public funds within the kings Royal court. The project... Read More →
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Ana Romero Galán

Independent writer and journalist
I write and talk about politics and institutions, such as the Royal House in Spain with the King as the head of the State. In my last two books- for the first time in the country- I have reported on the Crown without fear or favor, trying to avoid the veil of secrecy that continues... Read More →
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Elias Giertz

Reporter, Expressen
Royal correspondent for Expressen in Sweden.

Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
Saturday, May 26

9:00am CEST

Transnational journalism in Spain, a bridge between Latin America and Europe
How to find a Spanish or Latin American network? Many Spanish journalists already have it and word cross-ocean! Let's get together, those who would like to find Spanish-speaking or Latin American partners, and the Spanish-speaking conference participants - we'll shoot some ideas and see which collaborations result!

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Marcos Garcia Rey

Investigation Editor, El Confidencial
Marcos García Rey, Spain, is an Investigation Editor with El Confidencial and university researcher and professor.To date he has participated in six major investigations with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) including the Pulitzer Prize awarded project... Read More →
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Pilar Velasco

Investigative Journalist Cadena SER (Prisa Group) Spain (ES)
Pilar Velasco is a Spanish journalist currently working at Cadena SER (Prisa Group), the radio network leader in Spain. Specializing in investigative and data journalism, she has exposed political and economic malpractices in Spain and uncovered high profile international corruption... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST

1:00pm CEST

Mining Medicines procurement: Let's talk about pharma & public tenders
When national health services buy medicines, there are huge amounts of money at stake - and Europe's citizens' health! Meet some of the journalists who have investigated in the field and will bring examples on methodologies and actual cases. This is large scale public procurement. Meet Spanish data journalism initiative Civio, public tender specialist Adriana Homolova and cross-border health reporting specialist Serena Tinari – and let’s get together to establish good contacts on this topic.

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Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Legal challenges in crossborder journalism (round table)
Crossborder journalism with shared research material and publications in different jurisdictions brings new legal challenges and possible chances. The purpose of this round table is to establish contacts between journalists who have experienced legal challenges or chances in connection with crossborder journalism work.

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Jörg Schmitt

Investigativ-Team, SPIEGEL
Born 1967 in Marburg. Studied Journalism, Economics and Law in München an is working as an investigativ Journalist since more then 20 years. First for the german weekly STERN later for "manager magazin", since 2003 for DER SPIEGEL. In there Coordinator for Investigativ Reporting... Read More →

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Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →
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Jonathan McCully

Legal Adviser, Digital Freedom Fund
Jonathan McCully is Legal Adviser at the Digital Freedom Fund, an organisation that supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation, and Editor of Columbia Global Freedom of Expression's case law database. He was formerly Senior Legal Officer at... Read More →
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Nicola Naber

Research & Fact Checking, DER SPIEGEL
Works for SPIEGEL in Hamburg since 2007. Focused on economics and financial crimes. During the last three years part of SPIEGEL's Football Leaks team.
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Micael Pereira

Journalist, Expresso
Investigative journalist at Expresso, his country leading newspaper. Exposed Portugal's role in the CIA's secret rendition program after 11/9, worked on Wikileaks’s diplomatic cables leak, ICIJ's Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers, Bahama Leaks and Paradise Papers. Also collaborates... Read More →
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Craig Shaw

Journalist, theblacksea.eu / EIC.Network
Craig Shaw is a British journalist, specialising in corruption, human rights and cross-border investigations. His reporting has been published in leading international media, such as the Guardian, Sunday Times, Der Spiegel, L'Espresso, Expresso, De Correspondent, Le Soir and many... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Public tenders round table
Public tenders under European regulation are European by design - coverage frequently needs to go beyond national borders too. In this roundtable session journalists interested in covering the field gather. The purpose is to connect the dots between already published stories and ponder potential collaboration for future research.

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Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
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Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
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Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →
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Bence Tóth

Researcher, Government Transparency Institute
Bence Toth is a senior researcher at the Government Transparency Institute and a PhD Candidate at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL - SSEES). He has been working on "The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies... Read More →
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Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Investigating the 'sharing economy' - roundtable
The so-called sharing economy is entering and altering our lives, the activity is local but the regulation needs to be European or global. At this roundtable you'll meet Stijn Debrouwere who was part of the crossborder research into AirBnB. Come and share your experiences covering the 'sharing economy', what are the opportunities, what are the difficulties and how can journalists address this field.

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Stijn Debrouwere

datajournalist, De Tijd
Stijn Debrouwere is a statistician and data scientist at Belgian newspaper De Tijd. He's worked for The Guardian, Fusion and many other news organizations. In 2013, he was a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow. He blogs about computer code and the future of journalism... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
Sunday, May 27

11:15am CEST

Health and care round table
Healthcare of the public is indispensible, and huge amounts of money are allocated. What are the most pressuring research topics on European, national, local level? How can journalists best represent the health interests of the citizens? How can journalists in Europe best network to improve health coverage for all?

avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

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Hristio Boytchev

Science and health reporter, Berlin
Investigative science journalist based in Berlin. Formerly at Correctiv. Focus on data and medical journalism.

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST

11:15am CEST

Transnational journalism in French – bridging the gap
Does your investigation take you towards DR Congo, Martinique or maybe Québec, but you don’t know French? Or a you a French investigative journalist who wants to contribute to cross border investigations, also with your language skills? French is an official language in 29 countries, and stories are waiting. Let’s get together, shoot some ideas and get some francophone collaborations going.

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Leila Minano

journalist, Youpress/Investigate Europe
Leïla is a member of Youpress, a free-lance collective based in Paris covering international news around the world. She has reported for several medias such as Vanity Fair, Mediapart, Libération, Marianne, Le Parisien Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine. She has written two books : La... Read More →
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Delphine Reuter

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen