Investico is an independent, non-profit platform for investigative journalism founded in 2014. We investigate for and in collaboration with national and regional news media in the Netherlands. Our premium sponsor is The Adessium Foundation who supports our work in the context of her public interest program. Occasional support comes from the Democracy & Media Foundation and Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten. These and other donations do not affect the substantive decisions of the independent editorial staff.

Among our media partners are daily newspaper Trouw, weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer, daily television Nieuwsuur, and investigative radio program Argos. We have cooperated with almost twenty regional and national partners. Translations have appeared in French, Italian, Portugese, Polish and British media.

An integral part of our platform is the Investico Masterclass. We organize a five-month training for a small group of young academics each year and introduce them to our multi-method research approach, including network analysis, WOB (FOI) requests, data-scraping, surveys, classical interviews with key players and traditional journalistic reportage.

Investico-productions were nominated for De Loep Award by the Association for Investigative Journalism (VVOJ) and the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The jury of De Loep wrote: “The jury was impressed by the quality of the productions, especially since the research provided insight in a wide area of complex subjects. We sincerely hope that funding will remain available for this type of research and journalistic collaboration because the results are more than promising.”


Investico in international media



Holandeses apoiam megaprojeto para transporte de soja

“Brasil e Holanda compartilham uma história especial”, disse a diretora de assuntos…


Dutch support soy transport mega-project, posing major risk to Amazon

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs sees them as a "reputation problem.”



Prigionieri del lavoro

Interi settori dell’economia olandese si basano sullo sfruttamento degli immigrati, che…



Podejrzenia o wyzysk, zastraszanie, wypadki

Za niepewną płacę pod dużą presją i w obliczu kar tysiące Polaków segregują…


Les coffee-shops, où banquiers et criminels se côtoient

Alors que le Parlement doit se prononcer sur la proposition de loi pour légaliser le…


Inside Unilever’s sustainability myth

‘When is the last time you heard a CEO at this level have these types of…


Dreams of Camp Nou

I t is a painful memory for William. He would rather not remember his time in Volendam…