Mission & Values

Good journalism is one of the hallmarks of civilized society. Brave journalism keeps freedom alive. Inquiring journalism is essential in a flourishing democracy. And thoughtful, open-minded journalism helps to bind people with various backgrounds and perspectives together.

Stirring public debate, illuminating complex issues for readers through investigative journalism and holding the institutions of power to account have always been at the core of quality journalism. These must be the cornerstones of a dynamic democracy and a future society.

The European Press Prize wants to be a center of gravity in the arena of journalism; aligning and creating a community that recognises and strives for quality; playing part in defining the vital importance of fine reporting, shrewd analysis and outspoken comment; and educating, rewarding and protecting journalists from all around Europe, are the key missions in this operation.