Here's what people are saying about us.

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  Photo: Sean van der Steen

Photo: Sean van der Steen


September 2018

AWE was a proud partner and participant in European Lab Brussels. We moderated and participated in a panel. And co-launched our concept campaign for the European Elections in May 2019.


30 May 2018

We’re honored to announce that we’re selected for the Accelerator program of the Dutch Journalism Fund (SvdJ). For a period of 6 months, we’ll be offered financial support, training and coaching by the fund’s experienced coaches.


26 May 2018

Are We Europe has won the Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach (1st prize). The prize includes a €50.000 grant and was awarded in Brussels. It was a confirmation that we’re on the right track. Europe is changing. Journalism is changing. So we want to change European journalism.

Are We Europe wins the SvdJ Challenge 2017

26 October 2017

Are We Europe has won the first prize in the SvdJ Challenge, which includes a €20.000 grant, a business coach and office space for a year. The prize was awarded during the Media van Morgen conference organized by the Dutch journalism fund, where many other start-ups came together to discuss innovation in journalism. Read more... (Dutch)

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Are We Europe becomes the Are We Europe Foundation

5 September 2017

The Are We Europe Foundation is a fact. We officially signed ourselves into a foundation with the pro bono help of law firm Houthoff/Buruma. We believe this serves our mission best and we hope we can enjoy many fruitful years in this set-up.

Dutch journalism fund invites Are We Europe to partake in The Challenge

20 August 2017

We took part in the SvdJ (Dutch Journalism Fund) Summer School, called the Challenge, and competed with 8 other teams for a 20,000 grant. For a week, we dismantled our ideas before building up a brand new business model using the Google Sprint methodology. On the 26th of October we will hear whether we have won the grant. Stay tuned!

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Are We Europe wins the third prize for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize

23 MAY 2017

After winning the national competition in the Netherlands, Are We Europe has gone on to win the third place in Aachen. Read more...



Are We Europe wins the Dutch nomination for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize

30 March 2017

Are We Europe has been selected as the Dutch nomination for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2017. Jury member Jeroen Lenaers says about the project:
"Young people see the opportunities that Europe offers them, such as studying or working abroad, and meeting new people from different cultures. By writing articles and producing videos, Are We Europe shows how today's youth feels about Europe."

About the ECYP
The Charlemagne Youth Prize is organised by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen and is awarded each year to projects run by young people aged between 16 and 30. The winning projects should provide models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.

The three winning projects will be chosen from the 28 projects nominated by national juries in the individual EU member states. This year the financial rewards are higher than in previous years: the first prize will be awarded €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500.

Representatives of all 28 national winning projects will be invited to the Charlemagne Youth Prize award ceremony in Aachen in May 2017. 

Learn more about the European Charlemagne Youth Prize here

European Lab Forum

Are We Europe participates in European Lab Forum 2017

22 March 2017

Are We Europe will be participating in European Lab's amazing 2-day festival in Lyon 25-26 May. European Lab is a forum for both professionals and the public with everybody who contributes to tomorrow’s culture.

We can't wait to exchange ideas with some of Europe's best initiatives in journalism, music, art and theatre! Just to name a few: The Calvert JournalAshoka FranceRádio QuânticaSave Beirut HeritageVillage Underground

Check out the full programme here and come celebrate spring with us in Lyon!

Are We Europe participates in Europe Open Podium

22 February 2017

On Sunday 26 February 2017, EBN will host the Europe Open Podium. This Meet-Up for European Alternatives is the place for those who work on better scenarios for the future of Europe. While Europe is under pressure, many new initiatives arise that want to turn the tide of negativity. Read more...