WHAT IS RESOLVE EUROPE?
ReSolve Europe is at the crossroads of solution journalism, social innovation, and active citizenship. We aim to encourage and contribute to the development of a solution-oriented narrative on some of the most pressing challenges Europeans are facing today, focusing on:
Inclusion and diversity
Social and economic justice
t is widely agreed that news coverage today is overwhelmingly negative and makes the audience feel powerless. Instead, we believe it’s possible to #solvethenews (our motto) and tell #thewholestory (as coined by the Solution Journalism Network) to offer the public a more complete, hopeful and engaging view of the world and its challenges.
In fact, various studies have shown that a solution-oriented approach to journalism increases people’s feeling that they can contribute to the solutions themselves, makes them more emotionally connected to the issues at stake and more eager to learn about these issues, and promotes a broader discourse shift in the public sphere.
To this end, we are gathering, curating and sharing ‘European solutions stories’ about actors and initiatives that have a positive impact across Europe. We work to establish connections and bridge the gap between media, field actors and the public to promote active citizenship and knowledge sharing around social and environmental issues.
Exposing an often passive audience to impactful actions might encourage more people to become proactive and replicate or scale-up constructive ideas. They might also develop a more positive view of the world, which could, in turn, influence politics and translate into more constructive, progressive, and humane policy-making. Ultimately, these (re)actions will impact our personal lives and our shared future as Europeans.
WHO ARE WE
ReSolve Europe was created in December 2019, which feels like yesterday, and is run by young and motivated members from Belgium, France, Hungary and Spain. In its short life, ReSolve Europe has established partnerships and applied to several grants, working to become an active player in this thriving scene of new European media and digital public spaces.