Dataharvest 2015 has ended
Dataharvest/EIJC, the European Investigative and Data Journalism Conference organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Dataharvest/EIJC15 will take place on Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday morning 10 May 2015, with a pre-conference Hackaton on Thursday 7 May. Like the previous years, the conference will take place in the centre of Brussels.

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Friday, May 8

16:30 CEST

EU Community: Open platforms for a next era of EU policy-making
The project EU Community is building platforms to analyse and 'harvest' the abundance of information on EU affairs. The platforms are based on the EU's open data sources and expert input via crowdsourcing tools. The first platform, EurActory, will introduce a rich directory of EU professionals, analysed and ranked based on their expertise. The second, PolicyLine, will introduce a visualisation of policy processes and the public debate surrounding them. Both platforms are developed in open format. Through APIs, data journalists and analysts can tap into the EUWhoiswho, EUR-Lex and several other databases on EU affairs to research and scrutinise EU policy-making actors and documents.

Friday May 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 9

12:00 CEST

Beyond spreadsheet: Learn how to scrape and manage data when Excel isn't enough
Point-and-click tools only go so far. Using you computer to its full power will let you find, clean and analyze data in a breeze. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a simple scraper in Python, how to parse XML and JSON data and how to manage your data files from the command line. You will need to have admin privileges on your laptop. Windows users: Install Cygwin before.


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Anne-Lise Bouyer

Tech & data team lead, CORRECTIV
Anne-Lise heads the technical & data team at the nonprofit investigative newsroom CORRECTIV . Prior to that, she co-founded Journalism++, an agency for data-driven storytelling where she where she worked for 4 years as a project manager and coordinated the Migrants' Files project... Read More →
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Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Data-driven journalist, trainer & author.Interested in pandas, D3, scraping, climate and the history of cooking.
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Pierre Romera

Chief Technology Officer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Pierre Romera has been Chief Technology Officer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since 2017. He manages a team of programmers working on the platforms that enabled more than 300 journalists to collaborate on the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers... Read More →

Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
1.26 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15 CEST

Keeping an eye on lawmakers – EU Integrity Watch
EU Integrity Watch is a user-friendly interactive database that provides a unique overview of the activities and incomes of members of the European Parliament. With a number of graphic filters, rankings and a powerful search-function it allows journalists, NGOs and the wider public to monitor their elected representatives for potential conflicts of interest. As a next step we aim to extend the platform to include a comprehensive dataset on lobby contacts with the European institutions. At the same time the technology and website will be disseminated at the national level in a number of EU member states. Daniel Freund from Transparency International explains the exact sources of the compiled database and shows options on how to download, use the built-in analytical tools etc.


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Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →

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Daniel Freund

Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU
Daniel Freund leads Transparency International's work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He is responsible for EU Integrity Watch (www.integritywatch.eu), as well as the work on legislative transparency, conflicts of interest, lobbying, revolving doors and the legislative footprint... Read More →

Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15 CEST
1.26 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, May 10

10:35 CEST

Business journalist: How to find stories in European data
Anne Skjerning is a Danish business journalist basing much of her work on European data. Anne will present her data sources among EU, OECD and numerous other players and explain, how she finds stories in those data.


Sunday May 10, 2015 10:35 - 12:00 CEST
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium