“Europe & Me”, a UK online lifestyle magazine for young Europeans has won the prestigious Charlemagne Youth Prize 2011 . The team behind the award-winning publication today travelled to Europe House to meet with panel judges and London MEPs Jean Lambert and Marina Yannakoudakis.
Created in 2007 by eight students from across Europe, “Europe & Me” aims to overcome the popular perception of Europe amongst young people as a grey, faceless bureaucracy by making Europe “more personal”. Written by young Europeans for young Europeans, the publication has now built up a readership of more than 20,000 from 20 different countries, and has had more than 90 contributing authors.
“It is a great honour to win the Charlemagne Youth Prize 2011 and a real testament to the volunteering of lots of young Europeans who have made this publication a reality”, Mathew Shearman, Editor of Europe & Me, said.
He continued: “It has been fantastic to receive this recognition for our hard work and we hope that the prize acts as a catalyst for developing the project.”
On welcoming the team, Green MEP for London, Jean Lambert, said: “Europe & Me is an extremely original idea which truly captures what being European means. Mathew and his team must be congratulated for their work in supporting the emergence of a young European public.
“As a member of the European Parliament Employment and Social Affairs Committee, I welcome the dedication that Europe & Me has shown in providing training and learning opportunities to young people across Europe and I hope that the publication continues to inspire for many years to come.”