GERMANY – The fifth annual workshop dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contest has taken place in Berlin, Germany. The workshop was attended by delegations from around Europe and beyond and a diverse range of topics from politics to performance were discussed. The event provides a valuable opportunity for broadcasters to share knowledge and experience from the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Reference Group, the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest, met following the workshop in Berlin. The group oversees the organisation of the Eurovision Song Contest and take important decisions concerning the format of the programme. Representatives from Host Broadcaster RTP provided the group with detailed plans for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest including the proposed venues for the Euro Club and Eurovision Village.
The theme artwork and slogan for the forthcoming competition were also discussed.
The deadline for EBU Members to apply for participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest has now passed. The full list of participants in the 2018 competition will be released later in the year. The Reference Group are satisfied that plans for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest are progressing well. The next Reference Group meeting will take place in Lisbon in November.
In short, when it comes to Lisbon 2018, it’s a case of so far, so good!