European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

Union européenne de radio-télévision (UER)

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1950-02-12 Torquay UK


12 Feb 1950, Torquay (UK), in succession to H-XH3715 - International Broadcasting Union, set up 4 Apr 1925, Geneva (Switzerland). Originally referred to in French as Union européenne de radiodiffusion. Unofficial Spanish and German titles: Unión Europea de Radiodifusión – Union der Europäischen Rundfunkorganisationen. H-XC2391 - International Radio and Television Organization, set up 28 Jun 1946, also in succession to the International Broadcasting Union, moved from Brussels (Belgium) to Prague (Czech Rep) on setting up of EBU. However, EBU and its U-XK0692 - Eurovision and U-XK0924 - Euroradio operations merged with OIRT and its U-XE0755 - Intervision, 1 Jan 1993, thus resulting in full reunification of European broadcasting. Eurovision technical operations moved, 1993, from Brussels to Geneva and the new Eurovision Control Centre opened 1 Sep 1993. Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code and Belgian laws. Current statutes adopted 2007, under Swiss Civil Code. EU Transparency Register: 93288301615-56.


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General Assembly; Executive Board; Statutory Expert Groups (2); Sectoral Assemblies and Committees (7); Operations Council; Committees (2); Groups (2); Operates: Eurovision; Euroradio.


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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