The Gender Equality and Diversity Steering Group was formed in March 2019 under the sponsorship of EBU president Tony Hall and a mandate from the Executive Board to develop a thought leadership programme. Initially focused on gender equality, and in the EBU tradition of sharing and pooling knowledge, each member of the group has contributed their experience and know-how in identifying and illustrating the essential policies necessary to drive organizations towards a truly gender-equal culture. These were illustrated in several EBU and industry panels and resulted in the publication of the 'All Things Being Equal' report in December 2019.
In parallel the group launched a campaign under the banner of #PSM4equality to illustrate how public service media is already leading in several areas when it comes to gender equality, and to inspire Members and the media industry at large to step up their efforts towards building truly equal and inclusive cultures.
In 2020 the Steering Group's scope has been extended to on-screen/on-air representation and diversity, and has activated a Gender Equality & Diversity community of public service media professionals.
Tinatin Berdzenishvili, GPB (Georgia) – Steering Group Chair
Hassina Ceurf, FT (France)
Sandra David, BR/ARD (Germany)
Jo Fahy, SWI Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Anne Foster, BBC (UK)
Safia Kessas, RTBF (Belgium)
Simona Martorelli, RAI (Italy)
Teresa M Muñoz Guerra, RTVE (Spain)
Charlotte Niklasson, Nordvision (Sweden)