Editorial Mission

EurActiv is an independent pan-European media network specialised in EU policies. The EurActiv Network of both independent and integrated offices provides free localised EU policy news in 12 languages, reaching more than 660.00 readers across Europe and beyond, every month.

EurActiv is recognised for its independence and its multilingual and unbiased journalism. The national teams of the CrossLingual Network are mostly autonomous, the English, French and German work on an integrated platform. All network partners deliver both localised and original news and grow economically sustainable media.

Our guiding principles are efficiency, transparency and balance:

  1. We are European, united in diversity, and seek to give the floor to as many voices as possible, including neighbouring nations and international actors.
  2. We provide multilingual, relevant, clear, accurate and in-depth coverage on European policies
  3. We spark debates among stakeholders, including government, business and civil society.
  4. We cover policy processes upstream of decisions, summarising issues without taking sides. News is clearly separated from opinion and commercial communications.
  5. We maintain our independence with an innovative business model and do not privilege views from sponsors. National media respect such ethics and daily quote EurActiv republish entire articles.
  6. We build trustworthy relationships and respect our sources. We uphold high journalistic ethics.


This editorial mission was prepared in collaboration with EurActiv’s media network editors and it seeks to be an inspiration for their editorial guidelines.

EurActiv’s network partners and syndication clients are listed on this map. With some national media (The Guardian, Project Syndicate, 20Minutes, etc.) we have developed content exchange partnerships. Other activities feature the Fondation EurActiv Politech, BlogActiv, EurActiv video.

If EurActiv develops new activities, relevant to EU actors, they may require other guidelines in order not to hinder our media independence.

EurActiv affiliates are transparent about their sources of revenue. As for EurActiv.com, they are described on the site, please consult pages on Corporate Sponsoring, EU projects, EurActor membership, Advertising and other services such as Stakeholder Workshops and Special Reports.

EurActiv participated in the drafting of the International Federation of Journalists’ professional guidelines for news organisations in Brussels (the IFJ Text)


"Efficacité et transparence des acteurs européens"