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EBU Media Lunchtime Talk: European Week of Sports and European Championships

The first ever European Championships will be jointly hosted by Berlin and Glasgow in August 2018. This a major new multi-sport event taking place every four years fully supported by Europe’s free-to-air broadcasters. It will combine the existing senior continental championships of Athletics (European Athletics), Aquatics (LEN), Cycling (UEC), Gymnastics (UEG), Rowing (FISA), Triathlon (ETU), with a new Golf Team Championships (ET & LET) – all unified under a common European identify.

To mark the 2017 European Week of Sport and the launch of the European Sports Championships next year, this EBU Media Lunchtime Talk aims to raise a discussion on free-to-air access to major sports competitions for European citizens. We will also reflect on the role of sports as a means of promoting crucial values such as tolerance and integration and the importance of sporting activity for physical and mental wellbeing.

To register, please write to Joëlle Etienne (etienne@ebu.ch)



  • Mr. Yves Le Lostecque, Head of Unit of youth and Sport at the European Commission, Why should Europe #beactive on Sport?
  • Mr. Ingolfur Hannesson, EBU Head of Sports Rights, Why are sports broadcasts key for European Public Service Media's contribution to society?
  • Mr. Jean Gracia, Vice President of the European Athletics Federation, European Championships 2018 in Berlin and Glasgow: a new model for multisport events?

From 12:30 to 14:00 over lunch (light sandwich buffet)


EBU Brussels Office
56, Avenue des Arts   
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium