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EBU Academy Committee

(l-r) Eduard Nicolay (Radio Romania), Brigitta Nickelsen (Radio Bremen), Mark James (BBC), Nela Gudelj (HRT), Daniele Pomo (Rai), Irena Lazarova (BNR), Andreas Heindl (ORF), Helèn Baars (NOS), Christina Johannesson (SVT), Tiziana Cramerotti (France Télévisions), Frédéric Olivier (RTBF)

The EBU Academy Committee is an elected body representing the training and development activities of the EBU’s Membership. The current committee was elected during the last EBU Academy Assembly (October 2018) and serves a 2-year term.

It has the key role of providing support, expertise and advice to EBU Academy with a view to caring for the validity, relevance, value and impact of the activities managed by this unit and devoted to EBU Members.

The Committee organizes and sets the agenda for the annual EBU Academy Assembly which offers talent and development managers, chief learning officers, heads of international relations and human resources and strategy and change managers the opportunity to network and to exchange views about the development of media professionals.

By setting the agenda for the annual gathering, the EBU Academy Committee aims to help shape concrete avenues for successful and relevant public media organizations and promote high standards at all levels of public service broadcasting.

Group Members


Frédéric Olivier, RTBF (Belgium)


Christina Johannesson, SVT (Sweden)
Daniela  Pomo, RAI (Italy)
Eduard Traian Nicolau, TVR (Romania)
Brigitta Nickelsen Radio Bremen (Germany)
Irina Zimonyi-Kalinyina, MTVA (Hungary)
Tiziana Cramerotti, FTV (France)
Frédéric Olivier, RTBF (Belgium)
Nela Gudelj, HRT (Croatia)
Mark James, BBC (United Kingdom)
Andreas Heindl, ORF (Austria)
Ebru Aybars, TRT (Turkey)
Irena Lazarova, BNR (Bulgaria)
Helen Baars, NOS (Netherlands) 

Contact detail

Nathalie Labourdette
Head of EBU Academy
+41 22 717 21 46

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