European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

Union européenne de radio-télévision (UER)

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History

12 Feb 1950, Torquay (UK), in succession to 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. International Radio and Television Organization (OIRT), set up 28 June 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 Eurovision and Euroradio operations merged with OIRT and its 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.

Aims

Safeguard the role of Public Service Media (PSM) and promote its indispensable contribution to society; provide first-class media services; offer members a centre for learning and sharing.

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Activities

Guidance/assistance/consulting; advocacy/lobbying/activism; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Associate Status); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Permanent Observer Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 69 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 80 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 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

UIA Org ID

D0598

Last News Received

2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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