Ties is co-founder and editor at Are We Europe, an online media platform founded for and by young Europeans. His journalistic career began in 2015 at the Dutch news agency NOS and newspaper NRC (2016). After having gathered experience at established newsrooms, he decided - together with three of his former classmates - to create a platform for European storytelling. Ties also holds a BA (Hons) of Arts and Msc (Economic Policy). Today, his mission is to develop new journalistic business models to kickstart young creative European talent.