The EBU Creative Forum is the annual event showcasing the most innovative European PSM factual and entertainment formats produced recently. It is a unique forum offering EBU Members and organizations from other public broadcasting unions worldwide the opportunity to engage in dialogue about TV formats, organize co-productions and the sharing of studio facilities, and pool their creative potential. It is organized by the EBU in close cooperation with the Formats Core Group.

Originally planned to be held in the north of Italy at the kind invitation of Prix Italia, the EBU Creative Forum 2020 will now be a fully virtual event due to ongoing COVID-related restrictions. Following Zoom’s recent improvements to user security and privacy, the EBU has decided to continue using this platform for upcoming online events and will deploy it in the safest and most secure way. We take user security and privacy extremely seriously and want to provide our Members with the safest virtual event experience, including a reliable platform for sharing knowledge and content online.

Target audience

Heads of Development
Factual and Entertainment editors
Commissioners for non-fiction programmes
Acquisition managers 
Programme planners 
Distribution managers


Thursday 24 September

10.00 - 11.30 CET

  • Haik - NRK
  • Fact or Fake - ORF
  • What Planet Are You On? - RTE
  • Her / History - VRT
  • Home Is Where The Smart Is - SVT
  • Special Unit - LRT
  • News: The Musical - NPO
  • 200, A Night at the Museo Del Prado - RTVE

14.00 - 15.30 CET

  • The Unshockable Dr Ronx - BBC
  • Teacher for 100 days - VPRO
  • Keys to My Life - RTE
  • Street Tease - RTBF
  • Micke & Steffe Show - Yle
  • Night Line - VRT
  • Boez Let's Go Away - Rai
  • The Magnificent Eight - TVP
  • Wonderbox - France TV

Friday 25 September

10.00 - 11.30 CET

  • All Right Media
  • BBC Studios
  • NEWEN Distribution


Registration policy: free for EBU Members