The Eurovision Live Events are a tight-knit group of five international events that each have a specific purpose and audience, yet have a lot in common.
All five events are being organised under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Media Department. All five events are overseen by Jon Ola Sand, Head of Live Events.
Eurovision Song Contest
Last edition: 8, 10 and 12 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal
The Eurovision Song Contest was established in 1956 and has taken place annually ever since. What started as an experiment, primarily followed by a radio audience, grew to become the world's longest running and most popular music competition, attracting over 200 million people from Europe and around the world.
The Eurovision Song Contest's Executive Supervisor at the EBU is Jon Ola Sand, the contest's Event Supervisor is Nadja Burkhardt.
Upcoming edition: 25 November 2018 in Minsk, Belarus
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is the Eurovision Song Contest's 'little brother', showcasing extraordinary talent aged 10 to 15 (originally 8 to 15). The competition was organised for the first time in 2003 in Denmark. Since the inaugural contest, it travelled to Norway (2004), Belgium (2005), Romania (2006), the Netherlands (2007 and 2012), Cyprus (2008), Ukraine (2009 and 2013), Belarus (2010), Armenia (2011), Malta (2014 and 2016), Bulgaria (2015) and Georgia (2017).
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest's Project Manager at the EBU is Gert Kark.
Upcoming edition: 18, 19 & 23 August 2018 in Edinburgh, UK
Eurovision Young Musicians is a biennial classical music competition for European musicians up to 18 years old. Since the inaugural contest in the United Kingdom in 1986 the contest has travelled to Switzerland (1984 and 2004), Denmark (1986), the Netherlands (1988), Austria (1990, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012), Belgium (1992), Poland (1994), Portugal (1996), Norway (2000) and Germany (2002, 2014 and 2016).
The Eurovision Young Musicians' Project Manager at the EBU is Matthew Trustham.
Eurovision Young Dancers is a biennial dancing competition for European dancers between 16 and 21 years old. Since the inaugural contest in Italy (1985), the contest has travelled to Germany (1987), France (1989 and 1999), Finland (1991), Sweden (1993), Switzerland (1995), Poland (1997, 2005 and 2013), the United Kingdom (2001), the Netherlands (2003), Norway (2011) and Czech Rupublic (2015).
The contest did not take place in 2007 and 2009.
The Eurovision Young Dancers' Project Manager at the EBU is Matthew Trustham.
Eurovision Choir of the Year is the newest member of the family of Eurovision Live Events.
This unique event which has the potential to bring together millions of people was conceived in partnership between Interkultur – the organisers of the World and European Choir Games – and the European Broadcasting Union – the organisers of, amongst others, the Eurovision Song Contest – and with the commitment of Latvian Television (LTV) as Host Broadcaster.
The Eurovision Choir of the Year Project Manager at the EBU is Matthew Trustham.