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Eurozine - Gesellschaft zur Vernetzung von Kulturmedien mbH

National Network: 
Austria
Address: 
Duerergasse 14-16
1020 Vienna
Austria
Telephone: 
+43 1 334 29 80
Fax: 
+43 1 334 29 80 20
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1998
General Information: 

Europe's leading cultural magazines at your fingertips

Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking up more than 80 partner journals and just as many associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also a netmagazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages.
The most important articles on European culture and politics

By providing a Europe-wide overview of current themes and discussions, Eurozine offers a rich source of information for an international readership and facilitates communication and exchange between the journals themselves. By presenting the best articles from its partners and their countries, as well as original texts on the most pressing issues of our times, Eurozine opens up a new space for transnational debate.

Eurozine is a non-profit institution, with an editorial office based in Vienna. The Editorial Board, composed of the editors of four European cultural journals, and the Advisory Board play an important role in guiding and advising the Eurozine editors.

Mission and Objectives: 

The main objectives of Eurozine are:

- to contribute to the creation of a common transnational European public sphere, to inform a European readership of current debates of importance and serve as a source of information for professionals such as authors, journalists, literary critics and publishers, as well as an interested general readership.

- to enhance cross-border dissemination of the best works from the European cultural and literary scene and to promote authors and their work outside their immediate language area.

- to represent and promote the "endangered species" of the cultural journal on a European level and to encourage multilingual, intercultural dialogue and exchange in a transnational environment.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Netmagazine

Publication of around 300 essay-length texts and translations on diverse topics of European relevance in the netmagazine www.eurozine.com and exchange of numerous articles among partner journals; publication of hundreds of tables of contents and other current information on partner journals; dissemination of texts and information

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Translation programme

Commissioning and publication of translations into English, German or French of articles from partner journals; exchange of articles via these intermediary translations; accessibility to texts for general audience on www.eurozine.com

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Focal Points

Compilation of articles on currently relevant and widely debated topics in www.eurozine.com: in-depth analysis, initiation of debate, information about different perspectives across Europe. "Russia in Global Dialouge", "Ukraine in Global Dialouge" and "Law and Border" are three 2014 newly introduced focal points which will be maintained over the years to come. "Hungary", The EU: broken or just broke?", "The ends of democracy" and "The public sphere in the making" are focal points from previous years that have been kept up to date through the addition of new articles. Topics for the focal points for 2015 and 2016 will reflect the current political, social, cultural and intellectual debate.

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Editorial Board meetings

Eurozine Editorial Board (representatives from partner journals: Mika Buljevic, Booksa, HR; Göran Dahlberg, Glänta, SE; Marc-Olivier Padis, Esprit, FR; Elke Rauth, dérive, AT) meets to discuss editorial strategy, topics, authors, Focal Points; plan the annual Network Meeting; select new partner journals; evaluate implementation of work programme

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European Meeting of Cultural Journals

At the anual networkmeeting over a hundret editors in chief, intellectuals and authors meet to network, discuss common projects and participate at a conference featuring the main topic of the respective year. The last meeting took place in Conversano from 2 to 6 October 2014 in Conversano, Italy.
The conference etiteled "Law and Border – House Search in Fortress Europe" was hosted by Lettera internationale (IT) and the Fondazione Guiseppe di Vagno. The focal point an the programme can be found at http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/lawborder.html

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Eurozine Review

Publication of a review of current issues of partner journals in 34 European countries covering 32 language areas; highlighting of topics and authors covered by partner journals; promotion of partner journals, network activities; directly sent to around 20 000 email addresses incl. journalists, multipliers; also published in www.eurozine.com/journals_reviews.html

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Eurozine Newsletter
Publication of a monthly newsletter highlighting current projects, publishing foci, articles published; promotion of activities; directly sent to around 20 000 email addresses incl. journalists, multipliers
 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Eurozine itself is a Network consisting of 80 journals and associated publications from 34 different countries publishing in 32 different language areas. Therefore we link up cultural journals from all over Europe and we are not nationally organised.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Eurozine contributes a genre of publications devoted to essays and litterary texts on society, culture, politics and democracy to the ALF network. Although we are not a national network, the aims and goals of our two organisations seem to show many paralles so that a membership of Eurozine in the ALF network will me mutually benefical.

 

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Paul Stepan
Job Title: 
Managing Director
Head of the organisation: 
Paul Stepan

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