European Association for Multilingual Audiovisual Production (BABEL)

Association européenne pour le multilinguisme audiovisuel

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Feb 1988, when statutes were adopted, by D-XD0598 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), together with F-XF2234 - European Alliance for Television and Culture (EATC). Also referred to as Broadcasting Across the Barriers of European Language. Registered in accordance with Swiss law. Ceased to exist Dec 1995 when MEDIA I Programme was terminated.


Promote wider distribution of television programmes by: providing financial incentives for a multilingual approach to the post-production and distribution of European audiovisual works; assisting dubbing / subtitling, development of new technologies, and professional training in post-production techniques.


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Steering Committee, consisting of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and 3 other members, of which 2 are appointed by European Commission, 2 by EBU and one by AETC. Consultants Committee of 7 members. Management Committee (liaison body between Steering and Consultants Committees). General Assembly, comprising all partners.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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