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Are We Europe Dutch Entry European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2017

Platform for young journalists Are We Europe has been selected as this years
Dutch entry for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize.

Are We Europe is an online multimedia platform founded by Ties Gijzel, Kyrill


Hartog, Marije Martens and Mick ter Reehorst. The project aims to encourage
young writers, journalists and other creatives to portray and their own, personal
experience of Europe. Articles, photo reports, documentaries and short films
become intimate, personal stories that document their search for a shared
Identity in a European context.

The jury, composed of members of the European Parliament Agnes Jongerius,


Jeroen Lenaers and Dutch Youth Representative European Affairs Tibbe van den
Nieuwenhuijzen have unanimously chosen to delegate Are We Europe. Jeroen
Lenaers:

Young people look to Europe through different lenses. They tend to


focus less on its politics, economics or institutions yet choose to grasp
many opportunities Europe offers. They enrol in studies or find
employment abroad, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures
in the process. This outward vision and attitude makes it so important
Are we Europe has been founded by young people themselves. By
writing articles and producing videos they put forward their very own
opinion on Europe.

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is annually awarded by The European


Parliament to young people aged 16 to 30 who have organized a project
promoting European Consciousness. Each member state of the European Union
may send one delegate, out of which a winner is chosen. The European
Charlemagne Youth Prize is ceremoniously awarded on the 23th of May in
Aachen, Germany.

European Parliament Information Office in the Netherlands


Korte Vijverberg 6 - 2513 AB DEN HAAG
T : 00 31 70 313 54 00 - F: 00 31 70 364 70 01 - E: epdenhaag@europarl.europa.eu
http://www.europeesparlement.nl
Note to editors / not for publication:
To learn more about the Dutch entry, visit www.areweeurope.com or contact
Sharon Zervaas through sharon.zervaas@gmail.com.

For more information on the European Charlemagne Youth Prize, please contact
Ingelise de Boer, ingelise.deboer@europarl.europa.eu, 070-3135422 of the
European Parliament Information Office in The Hague.

European Parliament Information Office in the Netherlands


Korte Vijverberg 6 - 2513 AB DEN HAAG
T : 00 31 70 313 54 00 - F: 00 31 70 364 70 01 - E: epdenhaag@europarl.europa.eu
http://www.europeesparlement.nl