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Diary of conferences and workshops

The European Audiovisual Observatory presents its work during numerous international conferences and workshops. Our Experts and Analysts are frequently invited to take part in events concerning the audiovisual industry. Every year the Observatory organises at least three of its own events, namely:

  • the biggest public event on cinema during the Cannes Film Market (May);
  • a conference in the country holding the Presidency of the Observatory (summer)
  • an event in Brussels targeting industry representatives and European decision makers, members of the press and the academic sphere (autumn)

We announce Observatory events, also events where we are present on this page of our website as well as on our various web 2.0 platforms.

2018 Events 2018 Events
Vienna, Austria 29-30 October 2018

EFARN meeting 2018

Lyon, France 16-19 October 2018

International Classic Film Market

Bratislava, Slovakia 10 - 12 October 2018

48th EPRA Meeting

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Video sharing platforms: shared revenue, shared responsibility?

Our French Presidency conference held on 5th of June 2018 in Paris.


International Co-productions - A success formula for European films?

Gilles Fontaine presents his market analysis at this year's Cannes conference

International Co-productions - A success formula for European films?

Maja Cappello presents her legal analysis at this year's Cannes conference

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Job Vacancy

The European Audiovisual Observatory currently has a temporary vacancy for a System Administrator – IT maintenance and development (Grade B4)
Strasbourg 22/11/2018
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Job Vacancy

Temporary employment

The European Audiovisual Observatory currently has a temporary vacancy for a System Administrator – IT maintenance and development (Grade B4) to join us in Strasbourg as soon as possible

As system administrator you would contribute to the running of the IT Asset Management (chiefly Linux servers), the network, relations with other entities (mainly the Council of Europe’s IT Department) and maintenance of business applications (databases and on-line services) under the authority of the Executive Director and the Head of the IT unit of the European Audiovisual Observatory.

As system administrator, you would perform all or a combination of the following key activities:

  • Manage day-to-day tasks: provide user support, documents support/maintenance (third-party maintenance) procedures, monitor system alerts and take the required action, both corrective and preventative, monitor back-ups, update the servers and installed, software etc.;
  • Handle maintenance for the data scraping application for VOD services (project listing European films available on VOD) and keep the application in operational condition;
  • Play an active role in consolidating and improving the IT system, including by making suggestions for enhancing processes such as: containerisation of applications (Docker), devops, migrating SVN (Subversion) repositories to Git, securing web services and applications;
  • Report to your hierarchical superior on the situation and progress of activities and point out any problems;
  • Take part in projects to develop new applications and redevelop existing ones, particularly the Observatory's databases, where applicable in conjunction with outside companies.

The following competencies are required:

  • Professional and technical expertise:
  • Sound IT development skills: knowledge of web-oriented Open Source languages (Python, PHP, etc.) and scripting (bash), development environment (IDE), experience of associated frameworks and use of a collaborative development platform (Github);
  • Experience of system and Linux network administration;
  • Knowledge of web technologies : HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery;
  • Very good knowledge of one of the official languages (English or French) and good knowledge of the other.
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Concern for quality
  • Service orientation

It would be a plus if you had, in addition, the following competencies:

  • Knowledge of SQL language (preferably PostgreSQL) and RDBMS; notions of BI (Business Intelligence);
  • JavaScript React Framework (or equivalent MVC, e.g. Angular);
  • Project management;

and could bring with you adaptability and general communication skills.

Expressions of interest:

You are invited to express your interest, in English or French, by sending an application to by 7 December 2018 at the latest.

Your application should include:

  1. A complete CV indicating which of the above competencies and possible additional skills you possess;
  2. A brief letter of motivation;
  3. Contact details allowing us to reach you easily;
  4. Information on your earliest availability.

You may also include the contact of a reference person if you so wish.

Whereas this position is limited to nine (9) months, the Observatory will be strengthening its IT Unit in the near future.
For any questions concerning this position, please contact Cyril Chaboisseau on + 33 390 21 6009

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