EUFACTCHECK is the fact-checking project of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) that intends to build a sustainable curriculum unit on fact-checking within a European network of Journalism schools.

Through factchecking European political claims and trying to tackle misinformation, we want our students and our public to grow a deeper insight and interest in democratic processes, both on national and European level. EUFACTCHECK wishes to motivate fact-based debate in the EU and to stimulate media and information literacy.

‘The Future Looks Bright!’

After the success of the students’ publications, the participants of EJTA’s fact-checking project EUFACTCHECK decided at the EJTA AGM in Paris (July 2019) to move on with the project and to take new steps in the academic year 2019-2020.

At the EJTA Teachers’ Conference in Dortmund (October 2019)  practical details were discussed and a new publication schedule was created for autumn 2019.

By January-February 2019 a manual with guidelines and tips & tricks will be published and on 13-14 February 2020 a second Bootcamp will be organised in Ljubljana, with financial help from the Evens Foundation. This Train the Trainer will be focussing on Central Eastern European countries, but also on new participants that want to publish on the platform.

All the information about this event:

Participating EJTA Schools

Our factcheck methodology and toolbox

Code of Principles of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)

As an educational fact-checking project we realise that it is of utmost importance to have and use an instrument to check ourselves.

That’s is why we adhere to the existing commitments of the Code of Principles of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and declare that we abide by:
A commitment to nonpartisanship and fairness
A commitment to transparency of sources
A commitment to transparency of funding & organization
A commitment to transparency of methodology
A commitment to open and honest corrections.

Since we’re not a 24/7 fact-checking organisation with an incorporation status or indefinite lifespan and as such we won’t attempt to obtain the IFCN verification badge.

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Fact-checking flowchart

We developed a step-by-step factchecking flowchart to help students and their teachers to follow a rigorous and uniform methodology in factchecking.

The fact-check flowcharts are available from this page.

factchecking flowchart

Train the trainer Bootcamp: January 24-25 2019

On Thursday January 24 and Friday January 25, EJTA, with generous support of the Evens Foundation, organizes the EUFACTCHECK Bootcamp at the Institute of Media of the Utrecht Applied Sciences University.

This bootcamp, which will gather teachers from 15 European Journalism Schools, is the final step to our project’s highest level: factchecking the European Parliamentary Elections in May this year.

Thursday afternoon we have two renowned speakers, Julie Posetti, head of the Journalism Innovation Project at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University, and Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft. They will share experiences and perspectives from academia and industry.

On Friday participants will go through the process of factchecking the elections: from deep dives into sources on European topics to hands-on fact-checking exercises.

Click here for the full programme.

Hogeschool Utrecht

Participating schools

Hogeschool Utrecht
FH Wien
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Artesis Plantijn University College
Aristotle University
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Linneaus University
Catholic University of Milan