EurActiv.com is the independent media portal fully dedicated to 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 French /English /German versions and with its partners in Central and Eastern Europe, see: EurActiv Network.
EurActiv's use of a powerful document database system allows it to link to all relevant documents and policy positions, shortening the time to find the right information for EU Actors .