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 Dagbladet Information from 2004-2008. Having 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 Journalismfund.eu, where she was a managing editor and developed cross-border journalism work grants and the European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest. She is the author of Cross-Border Collaborative Journalism: a step-by-step guide and combines journalism practice, networking activities and academic work.