Collaborative Journalism Database

A live, searchable database of journalism networks, collectives, hubs, and groups from Europe connecting reporters focused on collaborative and cross-border journalism.

Are you part of a group of journalists focused on collaborative work and sharing best practices and want to connect with new colleagues? Are you a freelancer looking for a network to support your work? Are you looking for partners to apply to grants together, to exchange training, or need to find a group of expert journalists on a subject you are currently working on?

The Directory of European Journalism Networks will showcase the growth of collaborative journalism while helping you develop your own network through practical search features designed with input from journalists.

The Directory is free to use and free to join. The full resource will be launched in early 2024, but in the meantime we want to hear from you.

Who are we?

The directory is built by Free Press Unlimited as part of the European Excellence Exchange in Journalism (E3J) Project and supports the organisation’s mission to make independent journalism accessible to all people.

“When journalists work together, publications only get better. This Directory aims to help journalists from different backgrounds and expertise to find each other and collaborate. This expands their knowledge and scope of their work, and with that also their impact. I hope many journalists will find and make use of this Directory, so their stories find their way to the public and keep them informed with trusted information.”

Ruth Kronenburg, Executive Director, Free Press Unlimited

Who can join?

  • Networks focused on bringing together media organisations and/or journalists from specific European geographical regions, including local or regional media networks; 
  • Networks focused on supporting a specific skill, knowledge in a subject or operational practices (e.g. data journalism, or science reporting, or building membership in organisations);
  • Media outlets that actively work with partners to share stories from one region to other European countries and help information reach neighbouring countries.
  • Networks that are not legally registered but have a public profile online that others can use to find them (a website, a public social media page or group, or a contact person who acts as the network’s facilitator).
  • Networks that are independent with no affiliation to a political party, and observe standards of accuracy, fairness and transparency in their journalism.
  • Networks that are based in one of the member countries of the Council of Europe or in one of the countries eligible for any strand of the Creative Europe initiative.

Start the questionnaire to add your network to the Directory of European Journalism networks

What happens to the information I submit?

By filling in the questionnaire, you are agreeing to having the network featured in the directory. The details you include will be edited into a short description of your network and also be used as search filters so others can find your work. We request some personal contact information to get in touch in case we have questions about your network. The content of the website is edited by the editor and network manager on behalf of Free Press Unlimited, Catalina Albeanu. You can get in touch with her anytime at

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.