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European Federation for Science Journalism

A non-profit organisation that aims to promote independent, high-quality science journalism across Europe by organising meetings and conferences, setting-up cross-border investigative reporting grants, and running awards.

About the network

The EFSJ is a federation of science journalism associations from several European countries. They are not open for individual members, but for those living in countries with no active science journalism association, one can become an associate member.

Science journalism associations across Europe should get in touch if they want to join the federation.


The EFSJ organises several events, like the European Conference of Science Journalism (ECSJ), the European Science Journalist of the Year Award, and activities for the members, like excursions, get-together and other social activities.

Previously, the EFSJ also hosted the Climate Grants, a bi-annual investigative journalism grant. This may be organised again in the future, among other, new activities.



Network details

Size: 100+ members
Founded: 2019
Geographical focus: European
Type of members: Freelancers, Staff journalists
Legal entity: Yes
Open to new members: No


  • Climate
  • Health
  • It is a network of science journalists, so technically every subject from a scientific/academic perspective may have members specialised in.


  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom


  • Investigative journalism

Support/join our network

  • Collaborate on editorial projects
  • Collaborate on grant applications
  • Exchange know-how/trainings

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.