Luminate joins the European Press Prize as member organisation

Published on June, 22 2020

We proudly announce that the global philanthropic organisation Luminate has joined the European Press Prize foundation as a member. 

This is an important step because, as Maggie O’Kane, European Press Prize board and executive director of the Global Media Campaign to End FGM, said: “Luminate joins us with a wealth of expertise and a strong network within the European media sector. A valued new member as we strive to amplify the impact of journalism across Europe. We look forward to working together.” 

Empowering people and institutions to build just and fair societies

Luminate is a global philanthropic entity focused on empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies.

It supports innovative and courageous organisations and entrepreneurs around the world, and advocates for the policies and actions that will drive change across four impact areas: Civic Empowerment, Data & Digital Rights, Financial Transparency, and Independent Media.

Their mission fits perfectly our goals. Luminate Principal Gauri van Gulik explained: “Luminate believes in a vibrant, free press that uncovers the truth and holds power to account. We’re proud to support the European Press Prize as a catalyst for exactly that: investigative, independent journalism from across the region.”

The European Press Prize keeps growing

Since 2012, when it was founded in Amsterdam, our organisation has been growing exponentially, thanks to the joint effort of our partners and the network of journalists that support us.

Luminate joins the existing members Vereniging Veronica, Jyllands-Posten Foundation, Democracy and Media Foundation, The Guardian Foundation, Agora Foundation, MDIF, Irish Trust Limited and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Together, we aim to encourage and reward quality journalism across Europe, not only through our yearly Prize, but also via activities designed to help journalists connect and grow stronger together.