EurActiv, the European Media Network present in 12 EU capitals, publishes free EU news and facilitates EU policy debates for policy professionals in 12 languages. With 2.8+ million page views and 660,524 ‘unique visitors’ per month, EurActiv is the leading online media on EU affairs.
EurActiv has an original business model, based on five elements (corporate sponsoring, EurActor membership, advertising, EU projects, and content syndication). It is well funded and the content usage is free.
The EurActiv web portal is firmly established as the favourite online platform for Brussels and national professionals in EU policies. It brings together journalistic independence with transparency and practical efficiency, complementing the existing EU media and institutional websites.
EurActiv enjoys extensive political, NGO and press support. It is at the heart of the 'Community of EU Actors'. This 'Community' includes several thousand European organisations and companies, many of which are currently using EurActiv's services.
EurActiv's coverage of EU affairs concentrates on policy positions by EU Actors trying to influence policies already in the pre-legislative phase, before a Commission proposal.
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By providing links to the full text of these positions, EurActiv brings more visibility to the processes of influencing EU policies. We thereby open the EU policy debate.
Our aim is to deepen these debates, both within and outside the institutions as well as upstream of decisions. This is done in a transparent and effective way: fact-based, constructive and professional.
It is also necessary to reach people outside Brussels and to bring other EU Actors into a network. EurActiv contributes to it thanks to its integrated French, English and German versions and with its partners in the rest of Europe, see: EurActiv Network.