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Sunday, 11 March 2012 10:10

Who was E&M's first fan ever?

You’ve probably already circled the 1st of April 2012 on your calendar: after all, it’s the publication date of E&M’s 16th issue. But it’s also the deadline for applications to the Studienkolleg zu Berlin, the international programme where E&M was born.

If you happen to be planning to found a new transnational project, you’ll need a lot of different ingredients. A group of motivated people, plenty of unrealistic ideas, a lot of patience... plus, somebody who believes in you, who supports you with resources and with encouragement. For E&M, the Studienkolleg zu Berlin was that “somebody.”

In September 2007, five students met at the Studienkolleg induction week. They came from Germany, Bulgaria, Poland and Latvia, and they had at least two things in common: they all wanted to create a medium which would make Europe personal, and they all felt that now was the moment that they could really do it. The Studienkolleg invites 30 young Europeans each year to take part in its programme of talks about Europe and work together in groups on Europe-related projects, while studying at a Berlin university. For a year, they receive a monthly stipend which supports them through their studies. It gives them a bit of space and time to think about what Europe is, and what Europe needs.

In June 2008, E&M was ready to go online. It had five unusually named sections, an awesome design, a great team of writers, and five exhausted and excited editors. The other members of the Studienkolleg all danced manically at the launch party to celebrate the very first issue, which - among many other things - explored the complex voting dynamics of the Eurovision Song Contest, told the Erasmus Love story of Susu and Fede, and - my personal favourite - featured a Baby article called Sexy Bum.

Monday, 25 July 2011 11:56

Open call for new editors

E&M: open call for new editors (special spot for IT skilled applicants)

E&M is Europe's first online life magazine produced by young Europeans for young Europeans.

After winning the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2011, we are looking to recruit up to three new editors to join our editorial board as we expand into exciting new activities. One of the positions is reserved for a person with good knowledge of web administration technologies, who will become the administrator of E&M’s online platform (experience with Joomla CMS would be a plus).

The editor role comes with immediate opportunities to realise your own ideas and develop yourself and E&M together with us. You should be highly motivated and passionate about Europe. In return, you will work in a fun team of brilliant people from across the continent – and beyond! All academic (and non-academic) backgrounds are welcome and work will be diverse.

For more information and the online application form please visit www.europeandme.eu/apply.

Applications to this special call should arrive no later than 2nd August 2011.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and would be very happy to welcome you to our team soon.

Make E&M your project!

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