Maximizing political support and ensuring the best regulatory framework for our Members
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.
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. Members can access the European Affairs Workspace to find more information and collaborate with our team.
Learn more about the EBU's position on the following policies. We define our policy positions according to the needs and experience of Members in consultation with the Legal and Policy Committee. 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.
Audiovisual Media Services Directive
Key principles for a safe, pluralistic and open audiovisual media landscape
Freedom to innovate in a rapidly changing digital landscape
Copyright and Licensing
Developing effective licensing solutions for the digital environment
Media Freedom and Pluralism
Protecting the independence and diversity of media in Europe
Giving audiences unfettered, non-discriminatory and transparent access to online content
Choice and quality for Digital Terrestrial Television audiences
Reflecting the importance of electronic communication networks for media pluralism and diversity
Protecting the European audiovisual model and cultural diversity
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The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) has promoted an open, diverse and vibrant audiovisual...
Public Service Media (PSM) are key contributors to the creative economy and major developers of legal...
The review of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) offers an opportunity to introduce well-calib...
The Internet is a key driver for innovation, democratic participation and free speech. Its open nature...