Sixty-three years ago, on the 9th of May 1950, the then French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made the first move towards the creation of what is now known as the European Union. To commemorate Schuman’s historical declaration, EU states have been celebrating Europe Day on May 9th since 1985. This Europe Day, we are proud to announce the release of EURapp, a new magazine built on our platform that delivers the latest European news and policy updates to iOS smartphones and tablets.
EURapp is the ideal information source for Dutch journalists and citizens that want real-time access to the latest developments taking place at a European level. The app was developed for the European Parliament Information Office in The Netherlands in collaboration with Jacobs Media Concepts. The Information Office’s mission is to make policy-making within the EU more transparent. It also serves as a meeting point where people can host debates, ask questions and obtain information about EU policies and institutions from a variety of resources. With the app, The European Parliament aims to engage Dutch citizens in decision-making processes and make policy information more readily available.
EURapp aggregates European news from a selection of media outlets. Users can customize their news feed by selecting categories that fit their interests. For instance, readers can choose to receive updates about financial and monetary matters, the expansion of the Eurozone, European entrepreneurship and more. A section devoted to policy is also included in the app, linking trending news bits to specific policies and related background information.
The app incorporates a Twitter feed and a calendar with an overview of relevant publications and events. In addition, users can integrate their Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts to share articles from the app on social media.
Download EURapp to receive the latest European news in Dutch and make sure to tell us about your reading experience in the comments!