De Groene Amsterdammer is the oldest independent weekly and dates back to 1877. It was founded as a weekly for trade, industry and arts. Apart from the five years under German occupation between 1940 and 1945 when the weekly ceased to exist, De Groene has maintained its financial independence. De Groene Amsterdammer is nowadays the last weekly that is not part of a bigger publishing house. De Groene Amsterdammer these days is follows a social liberal stance, based on trust in the rule of law of the parliamentary democracy in the Netherlands. It provides deep analysis of international developments in politics, economics and arts. De Groene Amsterdammer is focused on social and cultural engaged citizens. De Groene Amsterdammer has a readership among academic or highly educated people, professionals, media and journalism, the public decision makers in local and national government public servants in health and education as well as arts.
Funded Innovation projects
This multimedia web documentary reports on how a part of European development funds is being spent for programmes aimed at managing migration flows in Africa.
This project sheds light on the intransparent world of investment protection, by displaying all known investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases in a map and showing what some of these cases mean for developing countries.
Slums, as many Westerners think, are a huge obstacle to development. This project challenges this idea, showing that slums can be an engine for poverty eradication.