European Federation of Journalists

Dataharvest 2017, the European investigative journalism conference

The EFJ is encouraging to register for the Dataharvest/EIJC, the European Investigative Journalism Conference organised by, the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe.

The European Investigative Journalism & Dataharvest Conference, organised by, will take place in Mechelen, Belgium from 19 – 21 May for the most interesting edition yet!

#EIJC17 & Dataharvest offers hugely inspiring investigative journalism cases, ample opportunities to meet interesting colleagues and coders, and tons of training sessions to brush up your skills hands-on. Check out our preliminary programme. This is the one conference you do not want to miss!

Register now.

Also don’t forget to take a look at our pre-conference activities on the 18th of May!dataharvest
– Come to the conference a day earlier and get hands-on training by some of the best data journalists. Register now for the ‘train the trainers’ sessions.
– Coders and others interested in open data gather for the Pre-Dataharvest Hack Day and work on datasets of public interest. Register here.

Dataharvest EIJC 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.

The venue is Thomas More Hogeschool in Mechelen, a city 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible.