European Investigative Collaboration
The European Investigative Collaborations ( EIC ) is a journalistic research network founded in 2016 by nine European media at the time . Well-known projects of the network that led to sensational publications were Football Leaks and Malta Files .
The aim of the network is to strengthen cross-border, investigative research . In a statute, the editors-in-chief of the EIC media have agreed on total secrecy to the outside but total transparency to the inside. The topics should interest as broadly as possible and will naturally often take place against a European background. The publication is time-coordinated. Every journalist is free to publish the research with reference to the network under his own name exclusively in his country.
The network should gradually grow to include more partners. In principle, however, only one medium per country should be represented in the network.
In May 2019 the EIC partners include:
- Der Spiegel (Germany; founding member)
- De Standaard (Belgium)
- Expresso (Portugal)
- Infolibre (Spain)
- Le Soir (Belgium; founding member)
- L'Espresso (Italy; founding member)
- Mediapart (France; founding member)
- Nacional (Croatia)
- NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands)
- Politiken (Denmark; founding member)
- Radio Télévision Suisse (Switzerland)
- Tribune de Genève (Switzerland)
- Verdens Gang (Norway)
- The Black Sea (Romania; founding member).
Other members were:
- El Mundo (Spain; founding member)
- Der Falter (Austria; founding member)
- Newsweek Serbia (Serbia; founding member)
- spiegel.de: DER SPIEGEL and eight other editorial offices set up a journalistic network
- horizont.net: Der Spiegel founds a European research network
- The Black Sea is the web project of a group of journalists, photographers and film directors based in Bucharest . ( The Black Sea : "Mission" , query date: March 24, 2016.)