The European Fact-Checking Standards Network is opening a third round of applications on October 2
European fact-checking organisations wishing to join the EFCSN can submit applications throughout the month of October. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2023 at midnight.
Approved members will be able to display an EFCSN badge on their websites, sending a sign to readers of their independence and integrity, while also gaining access to a network that offers opportunities for collaboration among fact-checkers, training sessions, and working collectively to hold policymakers and online platforms to account in the fight against misinformation.
Full details on how to prepare and apply can be found here.
A total of 24 European fact-checking organisations have already joined the network as verified members in the first round of applications that opened in January 2023 as well as in the second round that took place in May 2023 with 15 organisations currently under assessment.
The EFCSN is an association of fact-checking organisations committed to the highest standards of independence, transparency, and journalistic quality outlined in the European Code of Standards for Independent Fact-Checking Organisations. In order to join the network, fact-checking organisations must comply with all the requirements established in the European Code, which was published in September 2022.