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31 OCTOBER 2017

EBU secures EU funding to further support PSM in Western Balkans

The EBU is to take part in a new EU-funded project to strengthen public service media in Albania, Bosnia...

23 OCTOBER 2017

EBU and EFJ call on the European Parliament to adopt report on whistleblowers

The European Parliament has an opportunity to make a crucial statement on the protection of whistleblowers....

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Our European Affairs team is an authoritative and trusted lobbying presence in Brussels, giving our Members influence on an international stage. We ensure that your public media organisation's voice is heard by the European Union through key communication events, policy papers and face-to-face meeting with decision-makers.

We define our policy positions according to the needs and experience of Members. EBU experts scrutinize EU proposals before exploring the implications of legislation or policies and advocating frameworks that allow our Members to operate with peak efficiency.

Regular dialogue with key stakeholders in Brussels ensures that our proposed regulatory solutions fit into the wider picture and drive debates in Brussels. Our approach ensures Members are considered as partners by decision-makers and stakeholders when regulatory and policy changes are made at EU and national levels.

The EBU's collective status gives Members a louder voice at EU level than they would have in isolation.

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08 Jul 2016
How 5G can enhance public service media's contribution to the digital society
The broadcasting industry has been an early driver of digital technologies, standards and innovation. For Public Service Media (PSM) in particular, digital innovation underpins universal availability to all members of the society and a crucial contribution to informed citizenship. A well-adapted 5G EU policy and development can support PSM’s role and contribution to the digital society.