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Young & Fresh European Storytelling. A Collection of European Stories. By AWE, for you, in print.
Young & Fresh European Storytelling. A Collection of European Stories. By AWE, for you, in print.
Young & Fresh European Storytelling. A Collection of European Stories. By AWE, for you, in print.
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the Are We Europe MagazineBook - AWE Best of 2017

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Young, fresh, European storytelling. AWE’s best of 2017.
By us, for you, in print. 

Let's get one thing straight, 2017 was one hell of a year for Are We Europe.

Now we want to give something back to our contributors and readers, something tangible. So here's our one million euro idea: a limited print edition with AWE'S BEST OF 2017

 

Here’s our dream: a print edition featuring our best narrative journalism of 2017, so that we can do justice to the amazing photography and articles we’ve received over the past year.

Our Best of 2017 Magazine will reward our contributors for the work they have produced this year, and encourage them to continue being AWEsome (did we mention we love cheesy puns?) in 2018. At the same time, it will be the crowning achievement of a year in which we established our first partnerships, saw our journalism was awarded with several prizes, and designed and published 7 themed issues of our online magazine.7 appears to be our magic number (we know, such a cliché), so in our magazine you will find our 7 best long-form articles and 7 best photoseries of 2017. 
Our dream magazine:

  •  230 x 280. Little wider than A4, little shorter than A4.
  • 135 grams paper, matte. 
  • Hardcover or carton cover. We're still deciding what we love best.

 

 

 

 

Because we believe that Europe needs a new narrative. We want to use our platform to empower a generation of talented creatives to explore just what Europe means to them, through deep journalistic dives into people, places and politics, and through photography, video, and art.

These days, it’s not easy to make a living as a young journalist, photographer or video-maker. The same holds true for us. Every month our contributors have shared their stories with the world for free, because they believe, just like we do, that Europe is in dire need of a new narrative. From Brexit, to climate change, to food and homelessness, our cross-border, collaborative, interactive storytelling approach to journalism explores the issues young Europeans truly care about.

Let’s build a platform where European talent blossoms, where young European creatives inspire each other to collaborate and where we make jaw-dropping and sexy content about this continent.

 

Our aim is to raise 6500 euros, money that will be used to: 

  • Finish the Magazine Design (8%) 
  • Print 1000 copies (66%) 
  • Shipping & Rewards (18%) 
  • Pay the payment and platform fees (5 + 3 %)

    Any money we raise in excess of our goal will:
  • Go into the AWE 2018 Fund
    > To finance innovative & interactive European storytelling and empower narrative journalism with a European punch
  • Print in higher quality + pay the contributors from this magazine.

    We will be very transparent about this, we promise.

    All the content is already published on our website. As soon as we get the green light, we will finish the print-design and start printing. We expect the magazines to be ready for distribution in early 2018.

    No creditcard? Or don't want to? No worries - go here.

 

 

 

Our magazine is part of the Are We Europe Foundation.

The foundation’s mission is to facilitate pan-European storytelling and be a stepping stone for European talent. The board consists of 4 members: Marije Martens, Kyrill Hartog, Ties Gijzel and Mick ter Reehorst (from left to right).

Are We Europe is a member organization of the European Youth Press and is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce with the number 69532451.

 In case you have any questions, please visit our FAQ-page or send us an email to info@areweeurope.eu.

No creditcard? Or don't want to? No worries - go here.

 

 

Risks and challenges

All the content is already published on our website. As soon as we get the green light, we will finish the print-design and start printing. We expect the magazines to be ready for distribution in early 2018. In case you support our campaign, the money will only be taken from your account if we reach our goal of 6500 euros. For us, there are no risks in case we don’t reach our goal, except for some disappointment. We will simply go back to the drawing table and try again in the future, because we believe in a print edition.

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    Pledge €5 or more About US$ 6

    ARE YOU A FAN?

    A big hug from our team! You now support independent young writers and creatives in creating meaningful content on Europe.
    You are also a part of the Are We Europe Collective, will be in the loop for any future events, campaigns and magazines.
    And we'll mention you with a nice thank you in the magazine! It'll be cool.

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    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 12

    ARE YOU DIGITAL?

    Boom! You now support independent young writers and creatives in creating meaningful content on Europe.
    We will send you a PDF-version of the magazine and add your name to our ‘thank you’ page on the first issue.

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    PRINT LOVER

    Yihaa! Soon you’ll hold our very first print edition in your hands
    + we will plant a tree to compensate for the ecological offset
    + all of the above!

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    FORGET ME NOTS

    We will write you a special handwritten Thank You card, to keep for the ages, and you will receive the magazine (of course).

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    • We will offset the printing by planting a tree
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    Pledge €25 or more About $29

    PUT MY NAME ON IT!

    <---- Ok ok, relax. :)
    We will print a personalized version of the magazine
    + all of the above

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    • Personalized Print Magazine - e.g. "Dear Ramin" on KS-page
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    Pledge €30 or more About $35

    YOU DECIDE, ALRIGHT?

    You can choose an article / photoseries / illustration that we feature in a PERSONALIZED edition of the AWE BEST OF 2017. Your own article or contribution or that one special article you loved in 2017.

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    • Personalized Print Magazine - e.g. "Dear Ramin" on KS-page
    • We will offset the printing by planting a tree
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    Pledge €35 or more About $40

    POSTCARD FROM PARIS

    Our guitar-playing co-founder Kyrill will record a serenade from Paris. Video or just audio, or maybe even skype. You name it.
    + Personalized Print Magazine
    + We Plant a tree

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    Pledge €50 or more About $58

    FACETIME Q&A!

    We will FaceTime / Skype you once we receive the goal, and we can chat about the project and you can ask us anything you want.
    + Personalized Print Magazine
    + Plant a Tree

    Includes:
    • Personalized Print Magazine - e.g. "Dear Ramin" on KS-page
    • We will offset the printing by planting a tree
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    Pledge €60 or more About US$ 69

    EDITORIAL

    You really like AWE, do you?
    Well, you can now Skype or Sit in during the first editorial meeting of 2018, help us choose a theme for an issue, and get a special sneak peek at all of the things we are planning for the new year.
    Oh, and you will receive a personalized PDF/print version of the magazine of course.

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    Pledge €75 or more About $86

    THE CONTENT LOVER

    We will make sure you get a custom short story / poem / illustration dedicated to you or to a theme of your choosing. It's what we do best.
    + personalized print magazine
    + plant a tree
    + video thank you

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    • Custom Short Story / Poem / Illustration
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    Pledge €100 or more About $115

    JOURNALIST-IN-TRAINING?

    Get a photography/writing/filming/
    1-on-1 basic workshop from the AWE Team!
    + a personalized pdf and print version of the magazine
    + plant a tree

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    Pledge €125 or more About $144

    PHOTO-BUFF

    You will receive a high quality print of your favorite AWE picture, in 20x30cm or larger format (we'll talk about it).
    + a personalised PDF/print version of the magazine
    + and all of the above

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    Pledge €150 or more About $173

    THIRSTY FOR AWE

    Let's raise glass! We'll organize a 'borrel' (Dutch way of getting together) with you and a number of AWE contributors. We can discuss Europe, the print business and the consumptions are on us.
    + personalized print magazine
    + plant a tree
    + video thank you!

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    Pledge €200 or more About $230

    HUNGRY FOR AWE

    Let's have dinner together, please?
    The 4 founders would love to have dinner with you and talk about what drives us and what we love to achieve with the platform.
    + Personalized print magazine
    + Plant a Tree
    + video thank you!

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    Pledge €250 or more About $288

    MAD MEN

    We normally hate advertising. But because you are so mad, we will make an exception. You'll get a beautifully designed full page in the magazine, so that's a 1000 copies, delivered to the next generation of European storytellers.
    + a print magazine yourself, of course
    + 1 choice from all the other rewards

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    Pledge €500 or more

    WHAT? YOU CRAZY! AND WE LOVE IT!

    As a thank you, one of our founders will come to you to talk about the future of journalism. You can invite your colleagues, friends or just stay at home - we'll make the workshop AWEsome.
    + a choice of the other rewards

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