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

Find out what we've been up to and sign in to download materials from our recent webinars, workshops and events. You can also register for one of our upcoming events.

 

07 MAY 2021
Future PSM leaders in conversation with current leaders II

Future PSM leaders in conversation with current leaders II

For this second meeting between future and current leaders of PSM Cilla Benko Swedish Radio's DG, Marcello Foa, President of Rai, and Noel Curran, EBU's DG will participate to exchange thoughts and be challenged by the group.

13 APRIL 2021
Youth Content: Why should public service media invest more and differently to connect with young adults?

Youth Content: Why should public service media invest more and differently to connect with young adults?

Learn how our Members are investing in young audiences, and the latest strategies in engaging with Generation Z.

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 ...

Latest News

27 NOVEMBER 2019
The Eurovision News Exchange Social Newswire: The EBU's first line of defence in breaking news

The Eurovision News Exchange Social Newswire: The EBU's first line of defence in breaking news

In the era of post-truth and information disorder, the news industry finds itself in a transformative...

03 JUNE 2019
Kai Gniffke elected as new SWR director general

Kai Gniffke elected as new SWR director general

Kai Gniffke has been elected to succeed Peter Boudgoust as the new director general of German Member...

04 APRIL 2019
EBU Members in Western Balkans come together to face challenges

EBU Members in Western Balkans come together to face challenges

Representatives from the Western Balkans came together on a study visit organized by the EBU's Austrian...