Governance is of critical importance to the EBU and its Members. The governance structures of the EBU provide Members with the opportunity to become involved in the activities of “their” organisation and to provide valuable input to the Executive Management of the EBU.
The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body within the EBU and possesses the authority to achieve the organization’s objectives. It meets twice a year: the summer session includes all Members and is hosted by a Member organization; the December session is limited to Active Members and is held in Geneva.
The General Assembly elects the members of the Executive Board, approves the strategy, the budget, the annual accounts of the past year, and the annual reports of the boards and committees.
The Executive Board is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EBU’s strategy and policy. Its 11 members are senior representatives of Member broadcasters and are elected by the General Assembly for a two-year tenure. The Executive Board meets around seven times a year.
The Board is currently chaired by Jean-Paul Philippot (RTBF). Claudio Cappon (RAI) is the EBU Vice-President and holds the second highest seat on the Executive Board.
The Board appoints the EBU Director General and the directors, and proposes the admission or expulsion of Members to the General Assembly. It defines the EBU’s position on major regulatory issues as well as EBU policy on matters of strategic importance.
Bodies reporting directly to the Executive Board
Five bodies report directly to the Executive Board: the Audit Committee and the Personnel Committee (advisory bodies), the Statutes Group and the Finance Group (experts groups) and the Operations Council.
The members of the Audit Committee and the Personnel Committee are all members of the Executive Board. The Operations Council reports to the Board on all operational matters.
Two advisory bodies report directly to the Executive Board:
Two expert groups report directly to the Executive Board:
The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body within the EBU and possesses the authority to achieve the organization’s objectives. It meets twice a year: the summer session includes all Members and is hosted by a Member organization; the December session is limited to Active Members and is held in Geneva. The General Assembly elects the members of the Executive Board, approves the strategy, the budget, the annual accounts of the past year, and the annual reports of the boards and committees.
Elected by the General Assembly and responsible for implementing EBU's policy
Jean-Paul Philippot (President) (RTBF)
Claudio Cappon (Vice-President)(RAI)
Cilla BENKÖ (SR)
Petr FEDOROV (RTR)
Rachid Faïçal LARAÏCHI (SNRT)
Roger MOSEY (BBC)
Remy PFLIMLIN (FT)
Andrzej SIEZIENIEWSKI (PR)
Themis THEMISTOCLEOUS (CyBC)
Ulrich WILHELM (ARD)
Alexander WRABETZ (ORF)
Defines EVO's strategy and business plans with corresponding recommendations to the Board.
Ismo Silvo (Chairman)(YLE)
Juan-Garcia Pablo Blanco (RTVE)
Frank-Dieter Freiling (ZDF)
Gilles Marchand (RTS)
Marcin Oziewicz (TVP)
Giuseppe Pasciucco (RAI)
Sven Lescuyer (France Télévisions)
Asun Gomez Bueno (RTE)
Roger Mosey (BBC)
Claudio Cappon (Chairman)(RAI)
Rachid Faïçal Laraïchi (SNRT)
Alexander Wrabitz (ORF)
Rémy Pflimlin (Chairman)(France Télévisions)
Peter Fedorov (RTR)
Ulrich Wilhelm (ARD)
Krzysztof Wojciechowski (Chariman) (PRT/TVP)
Peter Weber (ZDF)
Sylvie Courbarien Le Gall (GRF/FT)
Giacomo Ghisani (RV)
Olav Nyhus (NRK)
Kirsi-Marja Okkonen (YLE)
Ronald Vecht (NPO)
Daniel Jorio (Chairman)(SSR)
Jean Copsidas (France Télévisions)
Beverley Tew (BBC)
Brian Galea (PBS)
Agnese Mamaja (LTV)
Paolo Biffari (RAI)
Viktor von Oertzen (ARD/SWR)
Annual Specialized assemblies and Committees
Full participation of members in the EBU's activities is ensured, in particular through specialized 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.
The Radio, Television, Sports, News, Technical and Legal & Policy committees, with a limited interdisciplinary membership, provide direction for strategic or operation activities.