Legal & Policy
For regulation that enables the best public service media
Our Legal and Policy team work towards securing the best possible European regulatory framework to help our Members fulfil their public service remit and contribute to the democratic, social and cultural needs of society.
We define our policy positions together with our Members, and in consultation with our Expert Groups and the Legal and Policy Committee.
Read a two-page summary of our Policy Priorities for the European Commission mandate of 2019 - 2024.
Safeguarding Europe’s free and independent media is vital to sustain our democracies. However, media...
The EBU has launched a new guide for Members on the national rules that governments should implement...
Practical implementation of the European Data Protection Board draft recommendations 01/2020 will be...
5G and Media
Key Principles for Guaranteed Access to Public Service Content
Audiovisual Media Services Directive
Key principles for a safe, pluralistic and open audiovisual media landscape
Competition and Funding
Freedom to innovate in a rapidly changing digital landscape
Copyright and Licensing
Developing effective licensing solutions for the digital environment
Data & Privacy
Ensuring the right balance between offering innovative digital services and protecting individuals’ privacy rights and freedoms.
Media Freedom and Pluralism
Protecting the independence and diversity of media in Europe
Uphold trusted and high-quality services online and enable citizens to access and find public service media online
Giving audiences unfettered, non-discriminatory and transparent access to online content
Contract toolkit Members only
A selection of sample agreements and model clauses to support our Members' Legal Advisers
Influencing media policy makers at a national or European level. Representing and defending the interests of the EBU and Members
Tailored legal advice for Members Members only
We provide expert legal advice on day-to-day matters such as PSM governance and media law, intellectual property and rights agreements, commercial and sports contracts, and specific EU competition law issues, including mergers and State aid. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal & Policy Assembly documents Members only
Access all working documents and conclusions since 1999
Legal Case Notes
Analysis of recent decisions impacting public service media
A selection of key directives, recommendations and declarations from the EU and the Council of Europe, and other major European and international texts relating to media law
EU Funding Opportunities Members only
Funding opportunities from the European Union for media projects and partnerships
The EBU has published Public Funding Principles for Public Service Media (PSM). Coming at a critical...
Good governance of public service media, serving the interests of society as a whole, is actively supported...
The EBU's Legal Focus on PSM Remit Principles for the Digital Media Age deals with the critical question...
With its new Copyright Handbook, the EBU provides its Members with a reference tool addressing the main...