Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Public 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
  • Promoting PSM diversity at EU 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.

26 MAY 2021
Diversity and Public Service Media

Diversity and Public Service Media Members Only

Incorporating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is essential to remain relevant to the audience....

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...

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.

 

27 MAY 2021
Leaders Talk: A culture of diversity and our responsibility to all audiences

Leaders Talk: A culture of diversity and our responsibility to all audiences

To mark European Diversity Month, this special session will explore what cultural, creative diversity means for us, and for our audiences, as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.

18 MAY 2021
Inspirational Forces: Cultural diversity and dialogue

Inspirational Forces: Cultural diversity and dialogue

This online event is part of the Music and Radio 60-minute sessions organized by the EBU Music Unit and marks UNESCO’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on 21 May.

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.

Latest News

12 MAY 2021
Over 40 EBU radio music channels to support cultural diversity on landmark UNESCO date

Over 40 EBU radio music channels to support cultural diversity on landmark UNESCO date

The European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) network of public radio music channels will mark UNESCO World...

30 APRIL 2021
EBU joins 50:50 Equality Project

EBU joins 50:50 Equality Project

The EBU is joining the BBC’s 50:50 initiative. The 50:50 Equality Project is committed to inspiring organizati...

28 APRIL 2021
EBU partners with British School of Geneva for Girls in ICT day

EBU partners with British School of Geneva for Girls in ICT day

The EBU invited female students of the British School of Geneva to take a closer look at what careers...