Join us on 28 and 29 September 2023 for the EBU Formats Forum!

The EBU Formats Forum aims to recognize and showcase the most innovative and engaging TV or Digital formats developed and produced by EBU Members and Associates in the last twelve months, and to foster collaboration between public-service broadcasters in the development and production of unscripted content.

Building on the success of the EBU Creative Forum, the new EBU Formats Forum will be divided into two parts: 

  • EBU Formats Showcase (28 September 2023, 12:30 - 18:00 CET)
    EBU Members will showcase their best and most innovative formats from the current year, offering inspiration, insights and examples of best practice for commissioners. This year 14 formats from all around Europe will be presented during the session. As every year, we will end the day by awarding the 3 best formats, voted by the audience.
  • EBU Formats Pitch (29 September 2023, 09:30 - 12:30 CET)
    7 new projects will be presented with potential for co-development or co-productions. Producers and/or commissioners will pitch to potential partners in co-development and/or co-production of factual entertainment and/or studio projects. Don't miss this opportunity to have a first-hand pick at tomorrow's next best format.

Take a look at the list of formats that the EBU Formats Experts Group selected to be presented during the event.

The event will take place at the EBU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. A hybrid option to join the event online will be offered for Members who cannot join the event in person.

There is no fee to join the event either in person or online, or to submit programmes.

The three best formats of 2023 have finally been revealed, congrats to:

  • We've Got to Walk (Waarom wachten) – VRT - Winner
  • The New Vermeer (De Nieuwe Vermeer) - NPO/OMROEP MAX - 2nd best format
  • A Night in the Museum (Een nacht in het museum) – VRT - 3rd best format


  • Britain Get Singing ITV Studios - Paula Thomas Gallie & James Hirst, ITVMembers Only
  • How Sexism Shaped our Teenage Years (Cómo el machismo marcó nuestra adolescencia) - RTVE - Paloma Torrecillas & Juan Manuel Cuellar, RTVEMembers Only
  • We've Got to Walk (Waarom wachten) - VRT - Julian Curtis, Lineup IndustriesMembers Only
  • Fooled - NRK - Per Olav Alvestad, NRKMembers Only
  • The Yurt Celebrity Green Challenge (La Yourte) - RTBF - François Jadoulle, RTBFMembers Only
  • Sleep Tight (Sov Gott) SVT - Kristin Bleckberg & David Nilsson, SVTMembers Only
  • The New Vermeer (De Nieuwe Vermeer ) - NPO /OMROEP MAX - Tanja van der Goes, All Right MediaMembers Only
  • Camper (Kamper) - TVP - Aleksandra Kaźmieruk, TVPMembers Only
  • Worst Play Scenario - RTVE - Miguel Martín, ZeppelinMembers Only
  • A Night in the Museum (Een nacht in het museum) - VRT - Thomas Vanderveken, VRTMembers Only
  • Bubble Experiment (Dans la bulle de) - RTBF - François Jadoulle, RTBFMembers Only
  • Pious Pastries (Fromme Törtchen) - SRF - Pilu Lydlow, SRFMembers Only
  • Hurrah for Rai2! (Viva Rai2!) – Rai - Claudio Fasulo, RaiMembers Only
  • Pitch: The Lost Games - SVT - Helena Bäckman & Mia Alvernik, SVTMembers Only
  • Pitch: The Story of… - DR - Tanja van der Goes, All Right MediaMembers Only
  • Pitch: Factcheckers - VRT - Gino Conjaerts, VRTMembers Only
  • Pitch: Pushing Limits - NRK - Marit Aspen, Nordisk BanijayMembers Only
  • Pitch: The Detectives - SVT - Simon Romanus, Wonderworld VRMembers Only
  • Pitch: Aria NPO/OMROEP MAX - Tanja van der Goes, All Right MediaMembers Only
  • Pitch: The Golden Egg - VRT - Siobhan Crawford, Glow Media & Geert Willems, Free KingsMembers Only