Brigitte Alfter is the director of Arena for Journalism in Europe, supporting collaborative and investigative journalism in Europe. She was a Brussels correspondent for Danish daily Information from 2004-2008. An award-winning journalist who had practiced journalism for more than a decade on local, national and European level, she realised the need for cross-border collaborative journalism structures. From 2008 onwards, she developed a European support- and infrastructure for cross-border journalism at, where she was a managing editor and developed crossborder journalism work grants and the European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest. She is the author of Cross-Border Collaborative Journalism (Routledge, 2019) and combines journalism practice, networking activities and academic work.