The European Investigative Journalism Conference

Fridays for Climate!

We are adding a new element to Dataharvest! We are happy to announce that this year we will be featuring lots of sessions with great investigations on climate, hands-on climate-data and OSINT training. The sessions will take place on Fridays during the main three-week program of Dataharvest, May 18-June 4.

Climate change is the story of our time, and also a cross-border story par excellence: emissions don’t stop at borders, energy companies operate across the globe, and  the main climate regulations and policies are discussed at the international level.

During out first climate Friday, on May 21, we will focus on the methodology of some of the great investigations looking into specific aspects of climate change, energy efficiency or environmental wrongdoing. Friday of May 28 will be reserved or the data stories and OSINT methods and training. You will also be able to get the guidance and mentoring support from data and OSINT mentors in the two-week period after the session during so-called “office hours” sessions. The closing day, June 4, will be dedicated to European stories. We will get a better understanding of how one can efficiently investigate climate and energy stories of European relevance, and where and how to find our next big research topics.

Last year, the focus of Dataharvest Digital was climate and energy. In 19 sessions (featuring 30 different speakers), spread over two “climate weeks” in September and November 2020, we zoomed into fossil fuel subsidies, discussed how big businesses sometimes benefit from green energy boost, learnt from experts who investigate shipping and aviation industry, looked into lobbying mechanisms and their impact on the European and the UK climate policies, tracked climate deniers across European borders and much more (you can check out last year’s climate program HERE).

We will be publishing more information on specific sessions in the next days – stay tuned! Climate sessions are supported by the European Climate Foundation.

Have you worked on an important investigation related to climate/energy sector that you’d like to present at Dataharvest 2021 Fridays for Climate? Let us know! You can get in touch with the Arena Climate Network project coordinator at