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.
We will publish fact checks and blog posts to test our common methodology during the European elections.
The project gathers fact checks from more than 150 students and staff from more than 20 EJTA schools.
Through fact checking 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.

Participating EJTA Schools

Train the trainer Bootcamp

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 factchecking exercises.

Click here for the full programme.

Hogeschool Utrecht

Our factcheck methodology and toolbox

Coming soon

EUCheck revised

Participating schools

Hogeschool Utrecht
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Artesis Plantijn University College
Aristotle University
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Linneaus University