The fourth annual workshop dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contest has taken place in Berlin, Germany. The event, which was part of the EBU's Eurovision Creative Forum, 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 Kyiv, Ukraine, in May 2017.
"It was my tenth year in the Green Room as Head of Delegation for Ukraine. We didn't discuss winning prior to the contest. In fact, the next day Jamala's sister, who was sitting with us during the voting, asked if it really happened. For Jamala it was the culmination of all her work, but for NTU, winning the Eurovision Song Contest was only the beginning".
"The city really needs to be behind any bid to host the competition. From security, to transportation and other logistics, the city is crucial when producing an event such as the Eurovision Song Contest. For the city there are major benefits, not least the level of press coverage that is generated from hosting an event such as this. That's why cities are fighting for the right to host".