Susanne Nikoltchev elected Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory
The European Audiovisual Observatory, which is an enlarged partial agreement of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has a new Director as of the 1st of July 2013. Dr. Susanne Nikoltchev, currently Head of the Observatory’s Department for Legal Information, was elected to the post of Executive Director by the Observatory’s Executive Council (EXCO) in its annual meeting which took place in Sofia on 14 June 2013.
Susanne Nikoltchev (picture Francesco Cabrera, European Audiovisual Observatory)
She stated her intention to “reinforce the Observatory’s position as a unique information source on the audiovisual industries in Europe and their legal framework”.
She replaces Wolfgang Closs, who retires at the end of June after 13 years as Director of the Observatory.
Set up in December 1992, the European Audiovisual Observatory's mission is to gather and distribute information on the audiovisual industry in Europe. The Observatory is a European public service body comprised of 39 member states and the European Union, represented by the European Commission. It operates within the legal framework of the Council of Europe and works alongside a number of partner and professional organisations from within the industry and with a network of correspondents. The European Audiovisual Observatory also hosts the Secretariat of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA).
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