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FoundedJune 2014
LanguageEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian
HeadquartersParis, France

Voxeurop is a multilingual news website aimed at European audiences. Voxeurop was launched in 2014, after the demise of Presseurop.


Voxeurop was founded in June 2014.[1] Presseurop content, consisting of around 1700 articles,[2] were recuperated.[3]

Mainly composed of volunteers initially,[4] the team now consists of a network of fifty professional translators,[5] as well as freelancers and occasional contributors.[6]

The website was viewed by 1.25 million unique visitors in 2016,[7] near the target set during the time of Presseurop.

Editorial line[edit]


The six main themes which defined Presseurop's editorial line are also central to Voxeurop: Politics, Society, Economy, Science and The Environment, Culture and Ideas, and The EU and The World.[3][8]

The ten languages published on the multilingual website are English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian,[9] aimed at a pan-European audience.[10] The languages most commonly appearing on the site are English, French, German,[7] Italian and Spanish.

Every day articles chosen from around 200[11] European and international media outlets are translated and published.[12] Increasingly, Voxeurop publishes original content[6] and press cartoons,[13] often in partnership with Cartoon Movement.[14][15]

Beyond partnerships with around 200 European and international press organisations for the translation of articles, Voxeurop has also signed numerous agreements with French and other outlets for the publication of articles on their website. These outlets include Alternatives économiques,[16] Internazionale,[17] Zeit Online,[18] Investigate Europe,[19] Cosmoscène,[20] and BVC News.[21]


Voxeurop is editorially and financially independent.[6] Adherence to the Charter of Munich on the Rights and Duties of Journalists and the Global Charter of Ethics for Journalists, the observance of which is monitored by the scientific committee, is intended to guarantee the news site's strict editorial independence.[22] As a cooperative society of collective interest (SCIC), Voxeurop is also independent from its shareholders, who are mostly readers, journalists and translators from 23 different countries.


Legal form[edit]

Voxeurop was initially established as an association. It would keep this status for three years before becoming a European media cooperative (SCE) in 2017.[23] Under this status, until 2019, it would remain a cooperative and participative company (SCOP), before becoming a cooperative society of collective interest.[24]

Business model[edit]

Voxeurop's business model is based on financial support from readers,[25] similar to The Guardian,[23] but with advertising for non-members. Access to the home page, as well as some articles, is free, but the majority of the site is only accessible through paid subscription. Paid membership is designed to guarantee readers editorial quality and genuine independence,[26] in return for access to exclusive content and the absence of advertising. Since 2021, Voxeurop has sold shares to its subscribers. In 2023, a fundraising campaign drew almost 200 shareholders from 27 countries and raised €25,000.[27]

With "Voxeurop services", the site extends its editorial activities by offering tailor-made editorial services and multilingual translation into all European languages.[28]

Like Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa and Alternatives économiques, Voxeurop also receives a grant from the European Commission to coordinate the European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet) project.[29][7] It is also funded by various European foundations, including the European Cultural Foundation[30] and IJ4EU (Investigative Journalism for Europe).[31]


  • Jury Prize at The European Democratic Citizenship Awards (2015)[32]
  • Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach (2017)[33]
  • Second prize for Media at The Good Lobby Awards (2019)[34]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Presseurop revient sous un autre nom". Franceinfo (in French). 1 October 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  2. ^ "European Alternatives". European Alternatives. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Presseurop se change en VoxEurop". ActuaLitté.com (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  4. ^ Malherbe, Michael. "L'Europe des Médias : présentation de l'espace médiatique européen" (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Vox Europ, un site unique proposant des articles européens traduits en plusieurs langues | RED". red.educagri.fr. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Eurozine". www.eurozine.com. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "European publishers are teaming together to translate the news to reach broader audiences". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Liens". Maison de l'europe en Limousin (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  9. ^ "VoxEurop / Sources / Home - edjnet". European Data Journalism Network. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Why does so much news about the European Union still come out of London, even post-Brexit?". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Actualités scientifiques, médias - Sites Internet - Bienvenue à l'Autoformation - Sites internes BSI (Bornes) - Au programme - Cité des sciences et de l'industrie". www.cite-sciences.fr (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  12. ^ Laugée, Françoise. "Voxeurope.eu, nouveau départ pour l'ex-Presseurop | La REM" (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  13. ^ Malherbe, Michael. "Information européenne, innovations éditoriales et médiatiques : "comment placer l'Europe à la Une"" (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  14. ^ "2020 en cartoons | L'année horrible en dessins" (in French). Voxeurop. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  15. ^ "A trifle, but nice". Cartoon Movement. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  16. ^ "VoxEurop". Alternatives Economiques (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  17. ^ "Voxeurop - Notizie, foto, video". Internazionale (in Italian). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  18. ^ "ZEIT ONLINE | Lesen Sie zeit.de mit Werbung oder im PUR-Abo. Sie haben die Wahl". www.zeit.de. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  19. ^ "Voxeurop, France Archives". Investigate Europe (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  20. ^ cosmocene (2 August 2020). "Un plan historique, mais pour quoi faire ?". Cosmocène (in French). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  21. ^ "Sofa! – VoxEurop". BVC News. 13 April 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  22. ^ "Voxeurop - Journalisme indépendant à hauteur d'Européens" (in French). Voxeurop. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  23. ^ a b "Connecting Europe: The Calling of Trans-European Media". Green European Journal. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  24. ^ Cagé, Julia (2015). Sauver les médias.: Capitalisme, financement participatif et démocratie. Paris: Seuil. pp. 102–113.
  25. ^ "Renace Vox Europ: a la busca y captura de una opinión pública de verdad europea" (in European Spanish). Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  26. ^ "Voxeurop - Notre manifeste pour un journalisme européen" (in French). Voxeurop. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  27. ^ "How Voxeurop converts subscribers into shareholders". The Fix. 4 March 2024. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  28. ^ "Voxeurop - Customized editorial services and multilingual translation". Voxeurop. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  29. ^ "A network of news outlets and data agencies wants to unlock untold data stories across Europe". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  30. ^ "Voxeurop SCE - Voxeurop - ECHO". European Cultural Foundation. 18 June 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  31. ^ "IJ4EU awards €420,000 to 14 investigative projects". IJ4EU. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  32. ^ European Democratic Citizenship Awards.
  33. ^ European Commission (2017). Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: spreading knowledge about Europe. p. 5.
  34. ^ "The Good Lobby Awards 2019". The Good Lobby (in Italian). Retrieved 22 November 2021.