The Eurovision Workshop is part of the EBU's Eurovision Creative Forum and is an opportunity for EBU Members to share knowledge, ideas and best practice around the Eurovision Song Contest. The workshop also marks the beginning of a new season where broadcasters turn their attention to the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal in May 2018.
The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, opened the 2017 workshop by thanking Pavlo Hrytsak, the Executive Producer of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, and his team for all their work on the 2017 competition. The challenges around hosting the the contest in Ukraine were well-documented but public broadcaster UA:PBC rose to these challenges and produced three spectacular live shows from Kyiv in May.
Pavlo Hrytsak and his team formally concluded the handover of the Eurovision Song Contest to representatives from the 2018 Host Broadcaster RTP, the EBU and the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group. Eurovision 2017 may be over with but 2018 is just beginning!
During the workshop participants heard first-hand experiences from a range of different delegations. Representatives from RTP discussed their vision for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and shared news about the preparations so far.
The workshop was also an opportunity for representatives from the broadcasters to get answers to their questions on a broad range of Eurovision topics.
Eurovision 2018: So far, so good!
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!