European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media (PSM). They have 73 Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa and the Americas. The Members operate almost 2,000 television and radio channels together with numerous online platforms. Together they reach audience of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in more than 120 languages. The EBU operates Eurovision and Euroradio services.
The EBU is devoted to making public service media indispensable. They support and strengthen public service media, provide first-class media services and offer their Members a centre for learning and sharing.
The governance structures of the EBU provide Members with the opportunity to become actively involved in the activities of “their” organisation and to provide valuable input to the Management of the EBU.
The General Assembly is the supreme governing body within the EBU and possesses all powers necessary for accomplishing the Union’s objective including the definition of the organization’s strategy and approval of its finances.
It meets twice a year: the summer session is open for all Members and is hosted by an Active Member organization; the December session is limited to Active Members and is held in Geneva.
The Executive Board is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EBU’s strategy and policies as put into action by the Management of the EBU.
Its 11 members are senior representatives of EBU Active Member organizations and are elected by the General Assembly for a two-year tenure. The Executive Board meets around seven times a year.
The EBU's Committees provide direction for strategic or operational activities.
Full participation of Members in the EBU's activities is ensured, in particular through specialised Assemblies in all major sectors: radio, television, sports, news, technical, legal & public affairs, human resources and finance.
The Assemblies provide Members with the opportunity to explore major strategic themes, to network and exchange information about studies projects and expertise. The Assemblies elect committee members and approve their respective annual objectives.