About Euractiv

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Foundation, Mission & Coverage Priorities

Euractiv is an independent pan-European media network specialised in EU affairs, established by its Founder Christophe Leclercq in 1999. We cover EU policy processes upstream of decisions, summarising the issues without taking sides. Euractiv’s policy coverage is spread across eight ‘hubs’, Agrifood, Economy, Energy & Environment, Global Europe, Health, Politics, Technology, and Transport. Our news coverage is complemented by a strong events programme where we bring together the key stakeholders across the breadth of European policy-making for constructive discussion and debate.

Our media network partners provide added value to the ‘Brussels perspective’ on EU news and policy debates with national angles and coverage localised to the interests and needs of our readers wherever they are in Europe. News from across Europe is brought together in Euractiv’s flagship daily newsletter, The Capitals.

Euractiv’s values

Pro-European & constructive: Euractiv supports European integration and stands by the European project. Euractiv’s content, criticism, debates, and other activities all aim to help advance Europe.

Pan-European & multilingual: Euractiv’s network of offices across Europe and its web of media partners join together to ensure that coverage from all across Europe is reflected in Euractiv, and as is many of Europe’s native languages as possible.

Transparency: Euractiv clearly demarcate news from opinion and commercial communications. We build trustworthy relationships and respect our sources. Euractiv has joined the Trust Project to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to transparency and strong journalistic ethics.

Media independence: Euractiv maintain its independence with a diversified business model and it does not privilege views from sponsors. Euractiv covers policy processes upstream of decisions, summarising issues without taking sides.

Euractiv’s Media Network

The Euractiv Media Network, consists of a mixture of independent news outlets: some carrying the name Euractiv, and others with their own identity but who share our mission and with whom we collaborate on content. The Network covers much of the map of Europe and Euractiv’s franchise partners translate its news into thirteen languages. Our interactive map of the current partners of the Euractiv Network is below.

Our media network partners complement the ‘Brussels perspective’ on EU news and policy debates with national angles and localise the coverage to the interests and needs of our readers.

In addition to our media network, within the Euractiv family you can find:


Euractiv also has a set of values-based relationships with organisations that share our editorial mission and/or European values:

Ethics Policy

Euractiv content is produced in full impartiality, without favouring the political views of any national or international institution, government, political party or pressure group.

This obligation of independence dictates the conduct of all journalists, editors and staff members participating in preparing editorial content, from news-gathering to publication.

At a time of growing and sometimes justified public suspicion about the impartiality, accuracy and integrity of the media, Euractiv and its staff maintain the highest ethical standards to ensure continued reader confidence in our content. Euractiv expects of all its contributing writers full compliance with the Declaration of Duties of a Journalist available in English & German.

Euractiv’s editor-in-chief acts as the guardian of the media’s editorial independence and impartiality and is the guarantor of its editorial policy, including strict observation of this charter and respect for the principles of honesty and pluralism of information.

Any reader can contact Euractiv about its independent treatment of news and demand a right of reply.

Euractiv takes seriously the need to avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived. Anyone in a professional relationship with Euractiv must disclose a potential unavoidable conflict. 

Furthermore, journalists are asked to:

  • Refuse gifts (financial or in-kind), favours, and special treatment, that may compromise integrity or impartiality, or may damage credibility. 
  • Avoid party-political activity and/or campaigning for a political party.
  • Be wary of sources offering information for favours or money; do not pay for access to news. Identify content provided by outside sources, whether paid or not.
  • Deny favoured treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage. Journalists should refer any attempt to make contact to the Commercial team of Euractiv, who can be reached on euaffairs@euractiv.com

AI Policy

Euractiv follows AI policy framework from Mediahuis 

Diverse voices

For a European media, inclusivity is of ever-greater importance. EU policies can vary in their effects on different communities and being aware of these differences will only strengthen Euractiv’s content. Bringing each perspective into the light has its own intrinsic value, but it also contributes to better policy-making, a more representative democracy, and greater understanding of one another on the diverse continent that is Europe.

The readership of Euractiv comes from all over Europe, and beyond. The top countries for readership are consistently Belgium, the UK, Germany, France, and the US. 

Our policy coverage tends to be of most interest to those directly involved in a given policy field or who find it relates to their professional life while our pan-European news coverage has a broader appeal. In both cases, Euractiv’s content is accessible to all which democratises access to insight on EU policy. 

Our European newsroom strives to include each perspective around any given policy debate, and to try and portray some of those audiences who are often less represented politically, e.g. young people, rural communities. Our mission is to serve all Europeans and so we are constantly looking to improve in this area and increase the number of people in Europe who feel represented in our news and policy coverage, and who find that it resonates with them.

If you think there are gaps in our coverage, whether topics not raised or perspectives not represented, do not hesitate to get in touch as your feedback is very helpful in identifying and resolving blindspots. There are full contact details below but you can also send an email to digital@euractiv.com.

Diverse staffing

We believe that working in a multicultural workplace is an added value. Located at the heart of the European Union and covering EU affairs, a diverse team not only reflects a European approach but also Euractiv’s values European and multilingual.

We are thus aiming to represent the EU’s diversity in terms of languages but also nationalities. Our team comes from 26 different countries (some do not have EU citizenship) and while English is Euractiv’s principal working language there are 25 other languages spoken in the office.

Reaching a diverse readership also builds on the diversity of our journalists allowing coverage from different national points. We want to be transparent about the diversity in our team which can only be improved if we capture the data about it. See some more details in the charts below.

Senior team

René Moerland, Publisher & Chair

René Moerland, journalist and publisher, began his career as a reporter in the Hague office of NRC, where he later served as a correspondent in Paris, chief of the foreign editorial staff, chief of the political editorial team, and EU correspondent in Brussels. With a background in history and journalism, he contributed significantly to NRC’s editorial leadership. In July 2019, René Moerland took on the role of Editor-in-Chief at NRC. As of January 1, 2024, he transitioned to the position of Publisher at Euractiv. [rene.moerland@euractiv.com] (LinkedIn)

Claire Boussagol, Managing Director

Claire Boussagol is the Managing Director at Euractiv in Brussels. Claire previously served as the CEO of Politico Europe. With over 31 years of experience in Public Affairs and strategic communications, Claire has been instrumental in providing strategic counsel and managing complex EU and French public affairs and communication assignments for multinational clients across various policy areas. Her significant roles at APCO Worldwide, including launching and managing the Paris office and overseeing European operations as President, Europe, showcase her extensive leadership in the field. Claire’s career also includes roles at ECCO (European Consulting Company) and European Strategy, focusing on communication programmes for trade associations related to the European institutions. Trained as a lawyer, Claire holds a master’s degree in business law from Bordeaux University and a post-graduate degree in European community law from the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg. She has completed the Cycle des Hautes Etudes Européennes (CHEE) from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). She is now a member of the Strategic Committee of the CHEE. She also completed The International Directors Programme, INSEAD’s flagship course in corporate governance in 2021. [claire.boussagol@euractiv.com] (LinkedIn)

Emmanuel Naert, Subscriptions Director

Emmanuel Naert is Subscriptions Director at Euractiv and works on a sustainable business model for the newsbrand. Emmanuel has been in the news industry since 2001, taking various marketing positions for DPG, Sanoma and Mediahuis. Since 2019 Emmanuel has been introducing a digital transformation program at different newsbrands of the current owner of Euractiv, Mediahuis. These programs include the discovery and adoption of new technologies, rethinking business revenue streams, workflows and product redesign. The last years, Emmanuel conducted those programs at Mediahuis Luxemburg and Medienhaus Aachen. [emmanuel.naert@euractiv.com] (LinkedIn)

Senior editorial team

Zoran Radosavljevic, Managing Editor 

Zoran joined Euractiv in 2017 after 20 years as a bureau chief for Reuters in the Balkans. A linguist and guitar player, he manages the flow and content of stories published on Euractiv.com. [zoran.radosavljevic@euractiv.com] (Twitter/LinkedIn)

Sarantis Michalopoulos, Newsletter Editor

Sarantis Michalopoulos is journalist and Newsletter Editor at Euractiv. He has written extensively on EU Affairs in both English and Greek, with special regard to agriculture, food and health. Sarantis follows closely the ongoing development of the European integration process. [sarantis.michalopoulos@euractiv.com] (Twitter/LinkedIn)

Angelo Di Mambro, Agrifood Editor

Angelo Di Mambro joined Euractiv in January 2024 as editor for EU agriculture and food policies. Based in Brussels since 2011, he authored publications on the global challenges facing agriculture, the Common Agricultural Policy, innovation in agriculture and emerging plant pests, gave presentations on food risk communication, and coordinated multimedia projects for news organisations and international scientific consortia. In 2019-23, he covered the EU’s Green Deal for ANSA, Italy’s leading news agency. [angelo.dimambro@euractiv.com] (Twitter/LinkedIn)

Anna Brunetti, Economy Editor

Anna Brunetti joined Euractiv in February 2024. She specialised in financial and financial-policy reporting and editing for over ten years, working from London’s Reuters desk and other international news outlets. More recently, she earned a Political Economy MA at King’s College to broaden her coverage to areas such as the intersection between finance and sustainability policies, the global energy transition, the politics of the global financial crisis and of the EU sovereign debt crisis, labour policies, the platform economy and others. [anna.brunetti@euractiv.com] (LinkedIn)

Donagh Cagney, Energy & Environment and Transport Editor

Donagh Cagney joined Euractiv in March 2024 as Editor for the Energy & Environment and Transport Hubs. He has 14 years experience working on a range of EU policy areas including aviation, renewables, economic regulation, state aid and innovation. He has worked for an airport operator, a national energy regulator and industry associations representing airports and renewable ocean energy. Donagh has an undergraduate and Masters in economics, and is currently completing a postgraduate course in energy & climate at the University of Antwerp. [donagh.cagney@euractiv.com] (Twitter/LinkedIn)

Alexandra Brzozowski, Global Europe Editor

Alexandra Brzozowski has been Global Europe and Defence reporter since 2017, covering European security, defence and foreign affairs, with regional expertise in the EU’s neighbourhood, Eastern Partnership (and particularly Ukraine) and Central Asia. In 2022, she was promoted to editor of the hub and planning editor for summit coverage. She earned a Masters Degree in European Studies from KU Leuven, and a Bachelor’s degree in Publishing and Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin/VUB Brussels. [alexandra.brzozowski@euractiv.com] (Twitter/LinkedIn)

Eliza Gkritsi, Technology Editor

Eliza Gkritsi joined Euractiv in March 2024. Eliza has been in tech journalism for five years now, previously in China and later for New York-based CoinDesk, where she focused on crypto and specifically bitcoin mining. Prior to that, she was reporting on fintech, blockchain and many more topics at TechNode in Shanghai. She holds masters degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Fudan University in China. [eliza.gkritsi@euractiv.com] (Twitter/LinkedIn)

Oliver Noyan, Senior Editor for Euractiv Germany

Oliver Noyan joined Euractiv in 2021 beginning work as a journalist for the Technology hub, reporting from Berlin. Very quickly Noyan became Senior Editor for Euractiv DE, the German language edition of the media network, and he leads the team of journalists writing for Euractiv from the German capital. [oliver.noyan@euractiv.de] (Twitter/LinkedIn)

Théo Bourgéry-Gonse, Editor for Euractiv France

Théo Bourgery-Gonse is a Paris-based tech & economics reporter for Euractiv, with a close focus on the gig economy. He also runs the day-to-day affairs of Euractiv’s team of journalists in Paris. Théo previously worked on Brexit negotiations at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Bachelor’s from McGill University. [theo.bourgery-gonse@euractiv.fr] (Twitter/LinkedIn)

Euractiv Network & agency bylines

At Euractiv, most content is produced by named journalists in Brussels, Paris, Berlin or the wider Euractiv Network. The author’s name is always placed between the headline and the text of the articles.

When an article of the network is published on one of the three websites, the source of the latter is always mentioned on its top and bottom, and translated by a member of the team in Brussels. 

Additionally, Euractiv often works with agency bylines. In this case, the mention : “Euractiv with -name of the agency- is mentioned. The agencies / news publishers currently used are the following: 

  • Reuters, England. Founded 170 years ago, Reuters is a global news agency in England that reaches billions of people everyday. Learn more about Reuters.
  • Telex, Hungary. Telex is a free and independent Hungarian news portal. Its journalists cover a wide range of topics from Budapest, where the headquarters of the media are based. Learn more about Telex
  • AFP, France. The Agence France Press is a French leading global news agency providing fast, comprehensive and verified coverage of the events shaping our world and of the issues affecting our daily lives. Learn more about the AFP. 
  • EFE, Spain. EFE is a 82 years old news agency, the first one in Castellan. They own 5 editing desks all over the world and employ more than 300 professionals of 60 different nationalities. Learn more about EFE
  • Lusa, Portugal. Lusa is the largest portuguese news agency. They publish news about culture, sport, economy, national, and international news. Learn more about Lusa. 

Social media policy

Euractiv’s social media channels are a space for respectful dialogue and discussion around the content that we publish. We support diversity of opinion, providing that all those engaging do so in good faith, and express themselves in a civilised manner. 

We reserve the right to remove commentary and block users who do otherwise, personally attack the journalists writing for Euractiv, or who engage in hateful activities.

When engaging online with Euractiv, and generally, bear in mind the following four principles:

  1. Dialogue, not monologue: If you engage in a debate, strive to be clear and specific. Stay on topic, stay evidence-based, and remember you are engaging with other human beings.
  2. No venue for online hate speech: Any forms of propaganda, threat, inflammatory comments, personal insults or defamatory and discriminating remarks are not tolerated anywhere on Euractiv. “Do as you would be done by” – recall this rule before you press the “send” button. In case you detect hate speech coming from fellow users, report these comments straight away and avoid engaging with the author.
  3. The Internet is not a “lawless” space: Check whether you are entitled to share a post, post a link or publish content before doing so. Copyright, intellectual property rights, the right to the protection of one’s image and appropriate marking of quotations – none of these lose validity online. Moreover, followers should not use fake accounts to engage in debates – Euractiv aims to strengthen transparent discussions and seeks to limit any form of bias and distortion.
  4. Euractiv is not a free advertising platform: Euractiv has set up several online accounts to foster a pan-European dialogue. Non-official advertisements and spam of all sorts hinder coherent conversations and are therefore removed from Euractiv pages.

If you see comments that you believe to be problematic, please contact digital@euractiv.com.

Verification standards

Euractiv is committed to accuracy in all its content and being factually correct both as a value in its own right and because accuracy and accessibility are absolutely vital for coverage of EU policy to be of use to the reader. Claims made are interrogated and not left published without context. Stories encompass multiple perspectives and corroboration from different sources in order to flush out the truth. Where possible Euractiv goes back to primary rather than secondary sources and links are provided within the article.

There are additional steps Euractiv takes to verify facts as well as to encourage and make corrections.

Every article published by Euractiv is checked by at least two editors, sometimes multiple times.

The standard verification procedure is as follows: 

  1. Articles are first checked by the hub editor, who fact-checks the article using their policy expertise. 
  2. A second check is carried out by an editor for structure, grammar and style, along with additional fact verification. 
  3. For anything the second-round editors are unsure of, they flag to the author and the hub editor. In parallel, they seek to find the same information in another credible source. 
  4. In some cases, a third editor will review before publication. When there are many or significant changes to an article, it will be given back to the author or the hub editor for a final check.

Unnamed sources

Using an unnamed source is rare and reporters do not grant “off the record” interviews. However, confidentiality must sometimes be applied in order to protect the source. The journalist will by default name their sources unless explicitly asked not to do so. When such a request is made the journalist consults with an Editor that confidentiality makes sense to apply. In parallel, they also attempt to find alternative sources that are willing to go on the record.

The only justifications Euractiv will consider for protecting the identity of a source are:

  • The publication of important facts is only possible if the identity of the source is protected, and there is no alternative source that can be relied upon.
  • Revealing the source’s identity will significantly endanger or harm them and so we have a duty to protect them.

The decision to withhold the source is always checked with the Editor and where possible the claims made by the unnamed source will be corroborated with further, referenced, evidence. 

When a source is unnamed Euractiv endeavours to use descriptions in absence of a name when discussing sources (e.g.  an official within the Albanian ministry of health). 

Types of interviews

Ahead of any interview with a source, the journalist must clarify the type of interview being conducted, so they can give informed consent to it taking place. There are three types of interview conducted by journalists for Euractiv, adopting the approach taken by the Associated Press

  • On the record. The information can be used with no caveats, quoting the source by name.
  • Off the record. The information cannot be used for publication. Background. The information can be published but only under conditions negotiated with the source. Generally, the sources do not want their names published but will agree to a description of their position. Reporters should object vigorously when a source wants to brief a group of reporters on background and try to persuade the source to put the briefing on the record.
  • Deep background. The information can be used but without attribution. The source does not want to be identified in any way, even on condition of anonymity.

In general, information obtained under any of these circumstances can be pursued with other sources to be placed on the record.


Though every article published on Euractiv is reviewed twice before publication, even the best news coverage can contain errors or require further clarification. 

Any reader can propose a correction on the content of any article via several channels:

When a mistake is identified, or in cases where the right of reply is granted, an editor will look at the original and double check if it is appropriate to amend it. 

When approved, at the top of the text, a section is created to state that a change was made. For example, “Updated with comments from/Updated to correct a mistake relating to ***” and then the addition or correction is made in the text. If it is a significant mistake, we would ask the article be republished on social media to give it the same visibility as the original. We also collect significant corrections on a separate page, so as to be transparent.

References Policy

At Euractiv, we write policy articles predominantly. These can be quite technically complex in nature, and so providing references from time to time is important to allow others to cross-check the sources we use, in order for them to trust the conclusions we draw in our reporting, and to be able to draw the same conclusion for themselves if needed.

Hence, references will appear at the end of an article in two cases:

  • When a source (a document, an article, a video, an audio, …) underpins a document;
  • When the source used for an article is controversial.

The types of content most likely to have References applied are investigative stories, long-form pieces, and leaks. Documents can also be cited in other stories as an efficient way to provide added value.

Editors can determine which articles to add References to, failing which the Editor-in-Chief has the final say.

Further considerations:

  • The uploading and referencing of a document, if not already in the public domain, must be cleared with the source to protect them from potential repercussions.
  • The uploading of documents must not breach the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This may require trimming the document to remove sensitive data and other data likely to be considered a data breach; and/or running the document through software to remove any identifiers from the document’s metadata, to protect the source.

The reference list format is the following:

  • Format for documents: Author. Title. Source work (newspaper, book, white paper, etc.), pages if relevant, date. (provide hyperlink)
  • Format for people: Name [Link to org bio or LinkedIn page], title and organisation or role (e.g., student), date of interview


We value the feedback of our readers. The founding mission of Euractiv is to create a truly European media space, where there had not been one previously. Anticipating the needs of a European audience is not something that can be done in isolation from that audience and so a robust, healthy, and ongoing exchange with Euractiv’s readers is essential to keeping our content relevant as technology, topics, and interests change. We are also committed to excellence and continuous improvement. Reader feedback is one of the principal ways we can understand if Euractiv is on the right path, and where it is not, identify improvements.

If you have feedback you wish to give to Euractiv the most direct way to reach us is via email on digital@euractiv.com or through the contact form on our website. We can also be contacted on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Reddit, Youtube, TikTok, Instagram, Telegram, Mastodon

We try to process every message we receive and take all constructive remarks into account, whether by forwarding it to the relevant person or answering directly. However, all of Euractiv’s communications channels are monitored by human beings also needing a work-life balance which may lead to times when it takes longer to respond.

From time-to-time Euractiv will also directly ask for opinions from its readers via email surveys, and social media polls/other Q&A exercises. If you see such a request, please do fill it in as it will help improve the news and policy coverage you see.


Euractiv Media Network BV is owned by the European media publisher Mediahuis which is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium.

Euractiv’s governance is led by a committee of Directors composed of René Moerland (Publisher), Emmanuel Naert (Subscription Director), and Marc Vangeel (Mediahuis Group development).  The committee applies no influence over the editorial choices of Euractiv. Euractiv’s content and the fulfilment of the Editorial Mission are coordinated by Editor-in-Chief Zoran Radosavljevic. Euractiv’s funding comes from both the private (85%) and public (15%) sector. No one actor is dominant on the private side and activities are spread across commercial partnerships and sponsorship of Euractiv content (always clearly labelled as such), a programme of events, and separate products such as the Euractiv Jobsite, to name a few. This mix of activities is important to keep Euractiv not overly dependent on any one source of revenue, which would risk compromising independence.

Where content is not produced independently by the Editorial team, it is always flagged as Advertiser Content (previously Promoted Content), with a light blue background distinguishing it from the rest of Euractiv’s Editorial coverage. Where content is editorially produced but the piece itself is directly made possible through funding, whether that funding comes from a commercial sponsor, a grant through a trust or foundation, or a project grant provider by a state institution, this is made clear with a “Supported” label and information identifying the sponsor (on the right in desktop view, at the bottom of the article in mobile view).

Our current projects

AI-CODE – AI services for COntinuous trust in emerging Digital Environments

The media sector faces unprecedented innovations, particularly driven by generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), impacting citizens, democracy, and society. The AI-CODE project addresses challenges in next-generation social media by leveraging AI-based tools to support media professionals in producing trustworthy information, combating disinformation, and assessing source credibility. The project aims to analyze the influence of generative AI on emerging social media platforms and provide innovative solutions for navigating rapidly evolving digital landscapes.


TARGET, supported by four National Football Federations, UEFA, and other partners, aims to combat gender inequalities using youth football players as advocates. The initiative focuses on coach training to promote gender equality within teams, integrating STEM and self-efficacy. A communication campaign, featuring influential role models, will amplify the message across the EU, making TARGET a pioneering effort to address societal gender disparities through the popularity of football.

F.R.E.I.H.E.I.T.: Fact-Checking & Reliable European Information to Help Europe Integrate Together

The project addresses challenges from automated content creation and evolving social interactions by proposing crucial technological solutions and regulations. Aligned with EU Commission recommendations, it aims to label AI-generated content against disinformation in Europe’s “Eastern Neighbourhood.” The initiative utilizes AI for fact-checking, particularly amid the intensifying Russian propaganda around Ukraine, with EURACTIV dedicated to providing trustworthy news. Challenges include countering disinformation in Georgia, addressing news bias in Moldova, and combating Russian propaganda in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, and Latvia. The overarching objective is to expand initiatives geographically and thematically, staying updated on technological and policy developments to effectively combat disinformation and support media integrity.

ENEFIRSTplus (Plug Energy Efficiency First In)

The EU’s Energy Efficiency First (EE1st) principle, prioritising demand-side resources in energy planning, faces challenges in implementation. The ENEFIRSTPLUS proposal aims to support stakeholders with existing resources, provide practical guidelines and real-life examples, and test solutions in eight cases across four countries. The project focuses on capacity building, stakeholder engagement, and offers a one-stop-shop for EE1st information.

RECAP: Information measures relating to the Common Agricultural Policy Programme

The project evaluates CAP’s response to challenges like COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It monitors real-time CAP implementation across countries, creates a platform for stakeholders to connect and voice concerns, and contributes to sector rejuvenation, upskilling, and gender mainstreaming. Activities include editorial, multimedia, and events with a focus on interactive and social media. The project involves collaboration with European stakeholders, spans multiple languages, and results in 585 outputs shared on websites and social media channels.


AI4TRUST will provide a hybrid system, where machines cooperate with humans, relying on advanced AI solutions against advanced disinformation techniques to support media professionals and policy makers. Our system will monitor, in nearly real-time, multiple online social platforms, filtering out social noise and analyzing multimodal (text, audio, visual) content in multiple languages (up to 70% of coverage in the EU) with novel AI algorithms, while cooperating in an automated way with an international network of human fact-checkers who will be periodically triggered and who will frequently provide validated data to update our algorithms.

Continuation of the EU4Ocean coalitions’ work

The overall aim of the project is to support the continuation of the established EU4Ocean coalition to contribute to changes in people’s mindsets delivering the required sustainable transition and transformation Europe needs to deliver the ocean-related objectives and ambitions of the EU Green Deal.



This project aims to combine two priorities: fighting violence against women and more in general domestic violence; preserving young adults, since they may also be targets of violence. The approach is therefore that of active prevention, where individuals are not passive recipients, but become agents of transformation. It is also in line with the aim of the European Commission to promote gender equality in sport. This project goes a step further, by not only promoting gender equality in sport, but also using sport to reduce violence and promote gender equality and respect in the wider society.


DEMOTEC: Democratising Territorial Cohesion: Experimenting with deliberative citizen engagement and participatory budgeting in European regional and urban policies

DEMOTEC investigates the role of participatory budgeting in fostering greater and more informed citizen participation in policy-making and in engaging citizens who feel disconnected from political and policy processes. It focuses on citizen engagement in European regional and urban policies, combining in-depth research on participatory budgeting and mediated deliberation in the public sphere with real-world experiments.

GREENFOOT- GReen power and Energy Efficiency iNvestments community-Financed for fOOTball buildings

GREENFOOT is an H2020 project aiming at supporting and fostering the transition to a more efficient, low-carbon energy system by packaging individual participation and financing of the energy transition in football. The project starts in September 2020 and finishes in August 2023. The consortium is composed of: Energy Institute of Linz (coordinator), RINA consulting, European Crowdfunding Network, Euractiv, the Irish Football Association, the Azeri Football Association, European Football Development Network, Electricité de France (EDF) and the French Football Association. Euractiv is in charge of communication and dissemination activities.

LIFE Terra: Europe’s single biggest citizen-driven initiative to plant and monitor 500 million trees to mitigate climate change

LIFE Terra, funded by the LIFE Programme, focuses on creating a movement for planting 500 million trees by 2025, harnessing and monitoring nature’s own carbon capture mechanism and empowering citizens to take urgent action against the climate crisis. Life Terra’s mission is to enable people to take impactful climate action now, facilitate tree planting, educate future generations, and develop tree monitoring technology. LIFE Terra is an interdisciplinary, transnational partnership, focusing planting events in 6 specific countries: Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and the Netherlands.

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About the Trust Project

The Trust Project is a global network of news organisations who adhere to a set of eight “Trust Indicators” that represent a gold standard for trustworthiness and transparency in media. The project works with technology platforms to affirm and amplify journalism’s commitment to transparency, accuracy, inclusion and fairness in order to help the public make informed news choices. Euractiv joined the Trust Project in 2023.

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