link vzw (formerly known as Fonds Pascal Decroos voor Bijzondere Journalistiek vzw) is an independent non‐profit organisation established (in 1998) with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe.

An increasing amount of stories today are too big to be investigated by individual journalists operating as so-called lone wolves. More than ever in journalism teamwork is paramount. Transnational stories cannot be told without local journalists who are willing to collaborate. However, cross-border investigative journalism does not fit into any traditional business model. As a result, journalists who want to tackle the stories that matter often don’t get the chance to do so.

That is where we come in. makes it possible for journalists to investigate stories thoroughly and independently, by operating as a firewall between donors and journalists.