The European Commission has signed a grant agreement with Stichting “The Tactical Technology Collective” – TTC, to launch a Pilot Project named “Exposing the Invisible – Building capacity for journalists and other media actors to conduct safe cross-border, cross discipline integrated online and offline (IOO) investigations”. This project has been selected under "Action 3 - Pilot Project: Supporting investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU."

  • Co-ordinator: Tactical Tech
  • Starting date: 1 September 2020
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Maximum amount of the grant: EUR 294.014
  • Website: forthcoming

This action supports investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU by organising activities through which independent investigative journalists, other media actors (including news media actors) and civil society investigators and researchers from EU countries will receive capacity building and new skills

Specific objectives:

The action includes two workshops, an investigative institute and the development of self-learning resources and curricula to build investigative journalistic capacity.

1. To have increased the capacity of at least 30 independent investigative journalists, other media actors and civil society investigators and researchers in EU Member States to train their peers in integrated online and offline (IOO) investigations using the curricula and resources.

2. To have increased the capacity of at least 40  independent investigative journalists, other media actors and civil society investigators and researchers from EU Member States to use IOO investigative methods and collaborative techniques in a safe manner by equipping them with skills and resources to expose issues relevant to the public at local and regional/ crossborder level. Focus: investigators from marginalised, under-resources and under-represented communities.

3. To have developed self-learning material and resources to increase the understanding and knowledge of 50,000 investigative journalists, other media actors, civil society investigators, researchers and other interested members of society in EU member states to use IOO investigative methods and collaborative investigative techniques in a safe manner to expose issues relevant to the public at local and regional/ cross-border level.

This project was selected further to a Call for proposals for Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions (Action 3)