Hurrah! Thanks for joining Are We Europe!
I hope you’re well. I’m Ties,d one of the co-founders of Are We Europe and the community manager. Thanks for becoming a part of the Are We Europe Collective. I’m sorry for getting back to you only now—I didn’t forget about the fact that you now joined our community (hurrah!) In this email, I want to quickly guide you through what we do, and how you could contribute :)
At Are We Europe, the community (so you!) are the central element in what we do. Together with you, we explore—story by story—what it means to be European. We believe that, whether you’re a Europhile or Eurosceptic, Europe is always a topic that should be discussed. Not by national media, but by us, the borderless generation of Europeans, who are curious to look beyond national borders and want to learn from and exchange ideas with other cultures. Together, we make border-breaking stories.
We believe that European journalists and creatives need to work together. By bundling our talent, we can create unique stories and we can demand to get fair pay for our work. That’s not easy, but each day we’re growing stronger. Only over the last few months, we were asked by organisations like the European Press Prize, Eurosonic and The Good Lobby to create borderless stories for them as well.
The first thing I would kindly ask you to do is to become a member of our Facebook Collective (if you aren’t already), to join discussions and receive updates about new opportunities. We also share these opportunities in our newsletter—so make sure to subscribe.
As a member of our collective, you can expect the following opportunities from Are We Europe:
- Every quarter, we have an open call for pitches for our magazine
- 2 - 3 times per year we travel to the Edges of Europe to create multimedia stories with local talent
- In and around our office in the heart of Brussels, we have weekly community events. Our office functions as a safe-space for European journalists where we can work together face to face. We’d love to also host you :)
Furthermore, we post paid opportunities from partners and / or commissioned projects. Such as:- Articles / photo series / podcasts / event coverage / illustrations / videos
Let me know if all of this is clear. Let’s stay in touch—together, we can shape Europe’s story!
All the best,
Co-Founder // Editor
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