Eurovision Song Contest: Providing Safe and Sound Events

By Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor, Eurovision Song Contest



In the current challenging situation, it is more important than ever to ensure continuity of our activities without compromising the health and safety of our employees, guests and the public, including our audience.

It is for this reason that we have partnered with SGS. As the leading verification and certification company in the world, SGS helps us to ensure the celebration of our flagship events, such as the Eurovision Song Contest, can happen under the most strict health and safety measures. This helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and risk assess all operations from the set-up, to the rehearsals, delegation travelling and whereabouts, and shows.



The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media (PSM), with over 115 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 31 associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Its members operate nearly 2,000 television, radio and online channels and services, and offer a wealth of content across other platforms. Together they reach an audience of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in more than 160 languages. The EBU operates Eurovision and Euroradio services.