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7 September 2022

Hello, and welcome to the news and tools delivery from EDJNet.

We've recently published an update to our dashboard on Internet speed in Europe, which is also reflected in the corresponding datatsets available on GitHub. They come with an article looking at what extent and where the situation is improving.

On another note, we're happy to inform you that the EDJNet family is getting bigger and more diverse! Over the last few weeks we've welcomed four new member organisations:

  • 🇷🇸 CINS (Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia), a non-profit independent organisation. Our first member based outside the EU!
  • 🇦🇹 Der Standard, one of Austria's leading newspapers, home to one of the main data teams in the country
  • 🇮🇹 Domani, a recently-born yet already influential Italian newspaper coming with a print version as well as with a devoted data section
  • 🇵🇱, a Poland-based online magazine with a strong focus on cross-border investigative journalism.

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The new internet speed map of Europe

The growth of internet performance in Europe continues, but some countries in the South-East are struggling to keep pace, OBC Transeuropa's latest article shows. Romania is an exception.

  • Many European countries, especially in the South-East, are still well below the 100 Megabits per second target set by the EU for 2025. France has the fastest connection on average, exceeding 200 Mbps.
  • Performance varies greatly within each state, with rural areas often disadvantaged compared to cities. Investments by the EU's coehsion policy can make a difference in economically underdeveloped regions.
  • Romania has spent a considerable share of the EU cohesion funds allocated for broadband expansion – 41% of the approximately 65 million euros available.
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All our articles can be freely republished or reused. Some are available in Croatian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, and Romanian. Interested? Write to us!

Our pick


From our partners at the European Data News Hub


Europe’s fiery summer: a climate ‘reality check’?

Wildfires and storms. Rivers at record lows. Parched crops withering in the fields. For many Europeans, this year's scorching summer means climate change is increasingly hard to ignore.

Europe electricity prices soar as tough winter looms

European electricity prices have soared to new records, presaging a bitter winter as Russia's invasion of Ukraine inflicts economic pain across the continent.

Tools and Tips

Internet speed in Europe: dashboard and datasets

The latest update of EDJNet's dashboard on the average internet speed across Europe brings to you the following new features:

  • map and data aggregated by country, region, province and city now also cover the April-June 2022 quarter;
  • data are now awailable for 4 new countries: 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 🇽🇰 Kosovo, 🇲🇩 Moldova, 🇺🇦 Ukraine;
  • a search engine makes it possible to browse and compare the time series of download speeds between Q1 2019 and Q2 2022.

The data behind the map and dashboard is freely accessible in our GitHub repository.

From the European data journalism community

 Grant  IJ4EU

The Investigative Journalism for Europe fund has opened two new calls for cross-border investigative journalism projects in Europe. Their Investigation Support Scheme will provide grants up to €50,000 to cross-border teams, another scheme will fund teams made up predominantly of freelance journalists. Team members must be based in at least two EU member states or at least one EU member state and one EU candidate country. Projects must focus on topics of cross-border relevance.
👉 The deadline is 13 October. More information here.

 Research tour  Nuclear power in Europe

The Clean Energy Wire research tour for journalists offers insights into the plans, controversies and issues linked to nuclear power in Germany, France, and Switzerland through meetings with experts, policymakers, industry and NGO representatives. The research tour is open for journalists from all over Europe, all expenses are covered.
👉 The deadline is 12 September. More information here.

 Event  Innovations in climate tech

A free online event showcasing what tech is doing to tackle the climate emergency across Europe, organised by the British charity mySociety as part of the Code For All summit. Ornaldo Gjergji from OBC Transeuropa/EDJNet will take part in the panel discussion at 10.30am BST on 21 September.
👉 More information here.

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