18/5/2017 - 21/5/2017

EIJC & Dataharvest 2017 (Mechelen, Belgium)


The EIJC (European Investigative Journalism Conference) and Dataharvest, organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. The EIJC and Dataharvest 2017 will take place on Thursday 18, Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday morning 21 May 2017 in Mechelen.

The EIJC & Dataharvest was first organised in 2011, when some 30 journalists gathered in Brussels to exchange best practices and story ideas. In 2012, the number of participants more than doubled to about 95, a number that increased even further to 150 in 2013, 194 in 2014 and 270 in 2015. The most recent edition, Dataharvest/EIJC 2016, saw some 320 people from 41 different countries attend.

Dataharvest will welcome acclaimed French investigative journalist Edouard Perrin as 2017's keynote speaker. Perrin came under fire after being the first reporter to reveal the secret tax deals between Luxemburg and multinationals, a tax evasion scandal dubbed LuxLeaks when Perrin collaborated with the global ICIJ network.

The conference hashtag is #EIJC17. The participation fees are as follows:

€150 regular participation fee
€110 early bird (registration and payment before 1 March 2017)
€85 for students

Find out more on the event page here.