Arts and cultural activities, Communities

Euro Babble

Creators

Who is behind this?

Dominik Kirchdorfer

EFF - European Future Forum

http://www.europeanfutureforum.eu

Austria

Who is joining forces?

B├╝rgerforum Europa

http://www.buergerforum-europa.eu/

Austria


JEF Belgium

http://jefbelgium.eu/

Belgium


The European Moment

http://theeuropeanmoment.eu/

Germany


We have a large and ever growing network of partner organisations across Europe. Our network shares resources and works on projects together. For more see: https://europeanfutureforum.eu/partners/

Ideasketch

Idea

Idea pitch

Euro Babble is an online magazine for regular citizens. It will feature in-depth investigative pieces on key underreported European issues and regions, translations of compelling local European news stories that slipped under the radar, humorous, stereotype-busting fact-checking and explainer articles, and waffle-free interviews of leading European figures.
All of this will be available in multiple European languages, smashing that pesky language barrier the mainstream media so fear.

Where does your idea take place?

Our contributors, are all over Europe: in Austria, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Slovakia,...

Why does Europe need your idea?

Democracy requires a demos and Europe lacks a pan-European political and cultural discourse, in great part due to a lack of European media for citizens. We are not trying to replicate POLITICO. We want to connect regular citizens through stories that affect all of us or could have happened anywhere.

What is your impact?

If we can establish a regular readership of about 10.000 readers from across the regions, the project would be sustainable and thus successful.

How do you get there?

Apart from good marketing, we also have a strong partner network across Europe that will help us spread the word. One of our partners, Katoikos.eu, already has a readership of around 10.000 readers per month. They will dedicate a section of their page to Euro Babble, giving us access to their large audience.
We also regularly get new contributors through the EFF network, ensuring there is enough content and staff for translations into English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

What is your story?

Having worked at the Committee of the Regions and seen the wealth of wonders European regions hold, I am adamant that we can only build a sustainable European Union, by sharing and celebrating our regional differences.
Without this cultural and value connection, we cannot hope to move forward.

Who are you doing it for?

Regular citizens from Europe's regions that do not have any connection to politics or the EU institutions are our primary target audience. We want to reach those that do not travel the world, but stay at home and never see what Europe has to offer.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Is there any particular format or any kind of content you can't get in mainstream European media that you are dying to see somewhere? E.g. a column that looks at the latest greatest indie art projects in different cities.

Team

EFF - European Future Forum

mhanlan

Idea created on Jan. 18, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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