Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Public service media for all

About the initiative

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and our Members are working to ensure our organizations reflect and resonate with the diverse communities we serve.

Public service media (PSM) will remain relevant to its audiences only if its content is a true representation of the lives our audiences lead and the communities in which they live and work.

We can only accurately and authentically represent them if their views and experiences are included in how we plan, make and tell the stories we offer them through PSM content.

In line with our public service values of diversity, pluralism and universality, here at the EBU, we have elevated Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to a Strategic Initiative. It is a shared value at the heart of everything we do as an organization.

What do we mean by Diversity Equity and Inclusion?

Simply put, it involves attracting the best talent from all backgrounds, embodying all of society, including the most under-represented. Ensuring they have what they need to excel and to take the unique talents they bring to the next level.  And creating a listening, nurturing environment that makes our teams want to grow with us. 

How do we achieve this?

Supporting our Members in their quest to make Diversity Equity and Inclusion an essential component of their DNA by:

  • Fostering the exchange of ideas and sharing Best practices
  • Sharing knowledge with Research and Analysis
  • Organizing activities and events that foster DEI values
  • Supporting Member organizations with their advocacy at a national level
  • Advocating for PSM at European Union and International level

Contact detail

Francesca Scott
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

+41 22 717 28 53
scott@ebu.ch

Publications

Find our latest guides and research below, or go directly to our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topic page in our new Knowledge Hub.

05 MARCH 2021
Gender Equality and Public Service Media

Gender Equality and Public Service Media Members Only

This report provides you with a fact-based panorama covering gender equality at corporate level as well...

19 FEBRUARY 2021
Women in Music

Women in Music Login Only

Take a look at our report that covers the gender gaps still prevailing in the music industry across live...

05 FEBRUARY 2021
Reimagining Sport: Pathways to gender-balanced media coverage

Reimagining Sport: Pathways to gender-balanced media coverage

92% of our Members see gender equality in our sport coverage as an important issue. This new handbook...

Watch and join our events

We host a number of free webinars and workshops for EBU Members and Associates where you get the chance to have live conversations with our team and expert guest speakers. Sign into your ebu.ch account to access recordings of all these webinars.

 

08 MARCH 2021
Music Panel: Addressing the gender gap in music radio

Music Panel: Addressing the gender gap in music radio

Public service, radio and music… Often referred to as a “marriage made in heaven”, this “special ...

08 MARCH 2021
Gender Equality Workshop: Women’s representation in public service media content

Gender Equality Workshop: Women’s representation in public service media content

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the EBU Gender Equality Group will present live some of the best practices in Women's Representation in their organization's content, followed by a discussion on key challenges and areas for improvement in the field.