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Data Harvest Conference 2012

Come to the Data Harvest conference in Brussels from May 6th-8th 2012. Get freshly harvested Farmsubsidy.org data, meet the most interesting journalists in the field of data journalism and visualisation, freedom of information, visualisation and cross-border reporting.


Find a report of the Data Harvest Conference 2012 here.

Journalismfund.eu, Wobbing.eu and Farmsubsidy.org organise this conference for journalists to learn from each other, share and develop our best methods, make contacts and develop stories together.



This year we have several tracks:

The Farmsubsidy track
Develop a unique story for your target group about the CAP. The farmsubsidy team will be there to help you find your way through the CAP. Data experts will help you find your story in the freshly published figures about the beneficiaries of the CAP and who gets the annual € 60 billion.

The journalism lab
Do you have an idea or some data, but find it difficult to get going with a European story? Come to the journalism lab and meet experienced cross-border reporters, meet programmers to help you scrape the data or crack the code, meet colleagues who can help you overcome the additional challenges of cross- border reporting like setting up a team, communication, funding.

Wobbing track
Freedom of information legislation is an excellent tool to obtain credible information including data. When journalists use this method, we call it wobbing. Meet some of Europe’s most experienced Wob-journalists from various countries and hear about their best methods – or start cooperating with them on a story of your interest.

Get the tools
Some of Europe’s most experienced journalists and programmers in the fields of data journalism, freedom of information and visualisation will be here to do training, share their experiences and network. The common interest is to follow European money, analyse European data and get European stories going.


PROGRAMME (download as Excel file)



Read about the speakers here.



Date and time
The conference starts on Sunday 6 May 2012 at 2PM and ends on Tuesday 8 May 2012 at 5PM

Erasmushogeschool in Brussels, 70 Zespenningenstraat, Brussels, Belgium

Participation fee
€70, transfer to IBAN: BE17 7330 5268 9521 / SWIFT BIC: KREDBEBB / KBC Bank

Please note that the participation fee includes the conference itself, two lunches (Monday and Tuesday) and coffee and tea.





Accomodation is not included in the price. Be sure to book a hotel room in time. The speakers will be staying in the Ibis Hotel St. Catherine.

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