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 :
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 :
Frank-Dieter Freiling, ZDF (Germany)
Carla Bugalho RTP (Portugal)
Zivit Davidovich KAN (Israel)
Emilie Sickinghe, AVROTROS (Netherlands)
Rachel Ashdown BBC (United Kingdom)
Nicola Caligiore, RAI (Italy)
Jan Lagermand Lundme DR (Denmark)
Aleksander Radic, RTV (Slovenia)
Jon Ola Sand, EBU