The European Investigative Journalism Conference

Virtual “Thursday bar” at Dataharvest Digital

Wouldn’t it be nice to meet old and new colleagues at the Dataharvest conference in charming Mechelen? Well, this year it is not possible. But the Dataharvest Digital allows us to look for new formats of socialising with colleagues from all over Europe. So we invite you to take a digital sundowner with colleagues Thursday afternoons (coffee is okay too)!

Naturally, video conferences need more structure than a quick “nice-to-meet-you-where-are-you-from” over a conference cup of coffee.

So we try out formats such as quizzes (using data journalism skills), lessons-learnt (from mistakes we now can laugh about with others) and excessive nerdiness (comparing the funniest, weirdest, most outrageous freedom of information requests).  

And who knows, what can come out of such meetings? We have the meeting rooms, let’s try it out from here. If you have ideas, do share them on

Welcome to Dataharvest Digital as a meeting place – typically over lunches and for the Thursday afternoon from 16:30 or 17:00 to 18:30.