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International partnerships



Laval University (Canada)


Laval University in Quebec (Canada) renewed their partnership with the CFJ in 2018, allowing students from both establishments to complete part of their degree programme abroad.


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Google News Lab University Network


The CFJ has been a member of the Google News Lab University Network since it was launched in December 2016, alongside 40 other journalism schools from around the world. This network allows the CFJ to work with tools designed and prototyped by Google to facilitate the work of journalists, guarantee the most reliable information to web users and deliver new formats in terms of fact checking, data journalism and mapmaking. It is within this context that the CFJ also has a partnership with First Draft News, an international NGO which combats fake news and shares the most effective fact-checking tools on line.



The European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) was established in Brussels in 1990.  It groups together about 70 journalism centres, schools and universities from about 30 countries across Europe. They work together to improve journalism education in Europe, enabling members to collaborate on exchanges and teaching and research projects, and meet regularly to exchange ideas and information. The most important aim of the association is to stimulate European co-operation in journalism education and mid-career training between non-profit training centres, and to develop a professional approach towards journalism training.

The Association:

  • organizes conferences and seminars to encourage discussion about the important questions of the journalistic profession and its training problems,
  • stimulates long and medium-term exchanges of students and lecturers,
  • organizes research at a European level on important issues in journalism training,
  • represents its members and defends their interests in contacts with institutional partners, such as the European Commission, UNESCO, and associations of journalists and editors,
  • arranges common practical exercises and common international programmes and projects

With financial support from the European Commission the EJTA was able to initiate and supervise the following pieces of research:

  • 1994: Rights and obligations of journalists in Europe
  • 1995: New technologies in European journalism training
  • 1997: Curriculum development in European journalism
  • 1998: Local and Regional Journalism
  • 2006: The Tartu Declaration
  • 2008-9 Competences project

The EJTA focuses on the Bologna Declaration and its implementation in journalism training.



Cumulus is an international network of art, design and media colleges and universities comprising the world’s top 200 institutions. It is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Cumulus consists currently of 286 members from 57 countries.