23rd Radio Assembly

The annual EBU Radio Assembly is the meeting place for senior leaders in public media.  

Every year our radio organizations benefit from new opportunities and also face new challenges – the past year has been no exception.

The major focus for 2017 will be the remit of public radio in the realities of the post-truth world, based around a keynote from leading media expert, Gregory Ferrell Lowe. Additionally, we will hear about recent projects funded by the EBU Innovation Fund; hear about new stations launched by members; examine the challenges of third-party devices, such as Amazon Echo, for radio distribution, and receive updates about the EBU services to members.   

Additional details

The 23rd Radio Assembly will be preceded by a Welcoming Reception on Tuesday, 2 May from 19.00 to 22.00 at the Plzeňský Prazdroj (U Prazdroje 7, Pilsen)

On Wednesday, 3 May, the Official Dinner of the Radio Assembly will take place at Měšťanská Beseda (Kopeckého sady 59/13, Pilsen) from 19.00 to 23.00. We would be very pleased if you could attend both events.

An optional excursion "Walk to Pilsen" will take place on Thursday, 4 May from 17.00 to 19.00. Meeting point is in front of DEPO2015. Please note that the excursion will take place only if enough people sign up.


The two-year term of the current Radio Committee will end at the Assembly in Pilsen, when all 14 seats including the Chair and three Vice-Chairs are subject to election. Candidates must announce in writing to the Secretary (Graham Dixon, Head of Radio) their intention to stand in time for their names to be listed in the working document. The precise timetable will be announced in due course. Candidates must also submit to the Secretary a brief autobiographical note and motivation statement, also for inclusion in the working document.  
It goes without saying that any candidate must have the support of their organization to have enough time for their duties on the RC and to cover their travel costs. 

Voting Procedure


Minutes Members Only




Day 1

 Media Department update - Jean Philip De Tender, Media Director, EBU  Members Only
 EBU Radio Update - Graham Dixon, Head of Radio, EBU  Members Only
 The EBU, The Law And Your Organisation - Richard Burnley, Legal Director, EBU  Members Only
 Radio Developments In The Czech Republic - René Zavoral, Director General, Český rozhlas  Members Only
 Public Service Media In The Post-Truth World - Professor Gregory Ferrell Lowe, University of Tampere, Finland  Members Only
 Public Service Media in the Post-Truth World - Speech - Professor Gregory Ferrell Lowe, University of Tampere, Finland  Members Only
 Panel Discussion: What Does This Mean For Us Practically? - Els van de Sijpe, Media Manager, Radio, VRT  Members Only
 Innovation Fund 1: Czech Republic - Edita Kudláčová, Chief Creative Producer, Český rozhlas  Members Only
 Challenges At Radio Everywhere - Presenter: Ruurd Bierman  Members Only
 World Radio Day - Wang Zhiping, Senior Vice-President, Shanghai Media Group  Members Only
 Innovation Fund 2: Slovenia - Mirko Stular, Managing Editor, RTVSLO  Members Only
 Simple, Light and Effective - Lars Hedh, Head of IT Infrastructure, Swedish Radio  Members Only
 The Big 2017 Switchoff – Norway - Line Langnes, Norwegian Media Authority  Members Only
 DAB Stories: From Stations Which Are Gaining Ground - Iva Jonášová, Managing Editor, Radio Wave, Český rozhlas  Members Only
 DAB STORIES: Video 1  Members Only

Day 2

 EBU Athena Strategy: Presentation And Discussion - Jean-Paul Philippot, President, EBU  Members Only
 dotRADIO: The new Top Level Domain for radio - Alain Artero, dotRADIO TLD Manager, EBU  Members Only
 "FRANCEINFO:" - Radio meets television in a new 2016 collaboration - Nathalie Birocheau, Director, franceinfo, Radio France  Members Only
 Innovation Fund 3: BBC, UK - Sharon Sephton, Assistant Producer, Radio Drama, BBC  Members Only
 Innovation fund 3: Video 1  Members Only
 Innovation fund 3: Video 2  Members Only
 Innovation Fund 4: Rtbf Belgium - Frédéric Solvel, Social Editor, RTBF  Members Only
 Securing Distribution: The Belgian Case - Francis Goffin, General Director, Radio, RTBF  Members Only
 Change On The Horizon... - Ezra Eeman, Head of Digital, EBU  Members Only
 BBRUSSELS Best Of Credits  Members Only
 End video  Members Only


Location: Pilsen, Czech Republic


Members Only

Working Languages: English

Contact detail

Edita Kudláčová
Head of Radio
+41 79 704 2461