ARE WE EUROPE
ARE WE EUROPE
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ABOUT

THE EUROPEAN STORYTELLERS

 

The Are We Europe Foundation is a non-profit media collective founded by and for young Europeans.
Through a monthly thematic online magazine, we give a platform to the European Storytellers.

Our contributors confront Europe's existential crisis with their stories, building a different narrative.
Each month we choose a theme and ask questions: our contributors provide their answers.
They are free to get as creative as they want in expressing themselves through video, photography, text and other formats.

What happens when you collect the voices and visions of young people from all over Europe? You catch a glimpse of a different European reality; one not as readily shown in today’s media. Stories by British youth who struggle with their identity in the wake of the Brexit; by young Ukrainians who are disillusioned at the slow pace of reform in their country; by French feminists who describe the ambiguity of feeling both empowered and defeated during the Women’s March in Paris; by Spanish youth from the Pyrenees who have witnessed the impact of Schengen and open borders; and countless other stories.  

 
 
 

THE ARE WE EUROPE FOUNDATION

Marije Martens (24) Marije sees the ‘post-Schengen’ generation as a generation that is ready for change and capable of finding new solutions to age-old problems. To accelerate this process, she is excited to focus on creating a visually immersive reading experience that puts these important questions at the center. She's currently enrolled in the Nationalism Studies master at the University of Edinburgh. 

Marije Martens (24)
Marije sees the ‘post-Schengen’ generation as a generation that is ready for change and capable of finding new solutions to age-old problems. To accelerate this process, she is excited to focus on creating a visually immersive reading experience that puts these important questions at the center. She's currently enrolled in the Nationalism Studies master at the University of Edinburgh. 

Kyrill Hartog (23) Having lived, studied and worked in several countries, he's the true product of a European upbringing. He's passionate about editing, writing and new forms of storytelling in journalism. He believes the EU is an imperfect but necessary institution in desperate need of an identity and a new political culture. His past experience involves writing, communications and editorial work for the EU, a think-tank, a cultural debating-center and a startup. Kyrill recently opted to take a break from his studies to focus on developing Are We Europe.       

Kyrill Hartog (23)
Having lived, studied and worked in several countries, he's the true product of a European upbringing. He's passionate about editing, writing and new forms of storytelling in journalism. He believes the EU is an imperfect but necessary institution in desperate need of an identity and a new political culture. His past experience involves writing, communications and editorial work for the EU, a think-tank, a cultural debating-center and a startup. Kyrill recently opted to take a break from his studies to focus on developing Are We Europe.       

Ties Gijzel (24) Graduated from Amsterdam University College after completing a Bachelor in economics with a minor in environmental science. Two years ago Ties engaged in an internship at the news agency NOS and Radio 1, and last year he was a full-time intern at the Dutch newspaper NRC (he wrote articles for the online platform NRC Q and the newspapers NRC Next and NRC Handelsblad). Ties represents Are We Europe in Amsterdam.      

Ties Gijzel (24)
Graduated from Amsterdam University College after completing a Bachelor in economics with a minor in environmental science. Two years ago Ties engaged in an internship at the news agency NOS and Radio 1, and last year he was a full-time intern at the Dutch newspaper NRC (he wrote articles for the online platform NRC Q and the newspapers NRC Next and NRC Handelsblad). Ties represents Are We Europe in Amsterdam.      

Mick ter Reehorst (25) He's mostly interested in documentary filmmaking, podcasts, visual storytelling and more stuff that will not necessarily make you a great living, but hey at least it is fun to do, right? Combine that with a passion to sell what Europe really means - a golden future, right? He's based in Paris, along with Kyrill, pursuing a master in journalism and international affairs at Sciences Po.

Mick ter Reehorst (25)
He's mostly interested in documentary filmmaking, podcasts, visual storytelling and more stuff that will not necessarily make you a great living, but hey at least it is fun to do, right? Combine that with a passion to sell what Europe really means - a golden future, right?
He's based in Paris, along with Kyrill, pursuing a master in journalism and international affairs at Sciences Po.