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Eurovision Access Services Plenary 2016

Access Services Plenary meeting 2015, Brussels / EBU

Participation fee

The participation fee is EUR 199 for EBU Members and EUR 299 for non-Members (upon approval by the Access Services Bureau).

Fees include:
1 November:
From 14:00: Visit to ARD Text (live-subtitling) at RBB Potsdam (upon appointment)
17:30: A guided tour of the historical side of RBB Berlin, Haus des Rundfunks (HdR) - the first radio building in Germany - to be followed by a reception

2 November:
Access to all sessions of the Eurovision Access Services Experts meeting at RBB Berlin 
Lunch and coffee breaks at the venue

You will be issued with an invoice after the event.


Download the final 2016 programme (.PDF)


Hotel recommandations & special rates (.PDF)

Please be aware of the release deadlines for the pre-booked rooms: 24 September and 4 October.


RBB (Masurenallee 8–14, 14057 Berlin)






  • ACCESS SERVICES ACROSS EUROPE: PRESENTATION OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN SURVEY RESULTS - Gion Linder, Chairman of the Eurovision Access Services Experts’ group, Head of SWISS TX, SwitzerlandMembers Only
  • UPDATE ON EUROPEAN ACCESSIBILITY ACT - Jacques Lovell, European Affairs Adviser, EBUMembers Only
  • SPEECH RECOGNITION, RESPEAKING AND (SEMI-) LIVE SUBTITLING - Gunter Saerens, Head of subtitling department, VRT, BelgiumMembers Only
  • RULED BY A MANAGEMENT CONTRACT - Erik De Snerk, Member of the Eurovision Access Services Experts’ bureau, Manager of Production Facilities and Coordinator of Access Services, VRT, BelgiumMembers Only
  • REPORT ON EBU-TT ACTIVITIES - Nigel Megitt, Co-chairman of the EBU XMLSubs group, BBC, UKMembers Only
  • HBB4ALL: HBBTV-BASED ACCESS SERVICES AND LESSONS LEARNED - Annette Wilson, Project Manager, RBB Innovation Projects, RBB, GermanyMembers Only
  • ARTE'S MULTILINGUAL OFFERS AND THE EXAMPLE OF ARTE EUROPE - Chloé Roux, Head of Dubbing and Subtitling Department and Marysabelle Cote, Head of President's Office, ArteMembers Only
  • ACCESSIBILITY AND THE USE OF MEDIA - Dr Ingo Bosse, TU Dortmund University, GermanyMembers Only
  • RTP ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: A PUBLIC SERVICE MISSION - Mário Sequeira, Head of Accessibility Unit, RTP, PortugalMembers Only
  • ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION - Eva-Maria Hinterwith, Strategic Planning & Coordination, ORF, AustriaMembers Only