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Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group

The Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group is the executive Committee for all Members, its purpose being to control and guide the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC).

The Reference Group is established by the Television Committee and its tasks are :

  • approving the development and future format of the ESC;
  • securing the financing of the ESC;
  • modernizing the brand and raising awareness of the ESC;
  • overseeing the yearly preparation by the Host Broadcaster.

The Reference Group meets four to five times each year on behalf of all Participating Broadcasters, and is required to take decisions in the general interest of the ESC.

The Reference Group is composed of the following members :

  • The Chairperson;
  • Three elected members from among the Heads of Delegations;
  • Two Executive Producers from previous host countries, as well as the Executive Producer of the current Host Broadcaster;
  • Up to two invited members based on competence and experience
  • The EBU Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor.

Group members

Chairperson

Frank-Dieter Freiling, ZDF (Germany)

Members

Ayala Mizrachi, KAN (Israel)

Carla Bugalho, RTP (Portugal)

Inge van de Weerd, NOS (The Netherlands)

Rachel Ashdown, BBC (United Kingdom)

David Tserunyan, AMPTV (Armenia)

Reto Peritz, SRF (Switzerland)

Aleksander Radic, RTV (Slovenia)  

Yuval Cohen, (Israel)

Jon Ola Sand, EBU (Switzerland)

 

Contact detail

Gert Kark
Eurovision TV Project Manager
TV
+41 22 717 2426
kark@ebu.ch
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