Ides Debruyne is cofounder of the Belgian Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ) and journalismfund.eu. He is managing director of Journalismfund.eu.
He is the founder of "de Vlaamse Scriptieprijs" (promotes science communication) and "de Vlaamse Scriptiebank" (promotes open acces) and wobbing.eu (promotes access to information). Ides Debruyne is lector at Ghent University (Belgium) and member of the board of VVOJ. He also delivers lectures on research journalism at several Flemish university colleges and universities. Debruyne was one of the co-organizers of the European Investigative Journalism Conference 2008 in Brussels and The third Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2005 in Amsterdam. Ides Debruyne is an active member of the documentary selection commission of the Flemish Film Fund VAF.