Jakov Leon, from Serbia, joined the team in 2013. He’s been a professional journalist for over 20 years and has extensive Eurovision Song Contest coverage experience.
Olena Omelyanchuk was helping the team out already in 2008 but officially joined the ranks in 2011. She has a Ukrainian background and is an expert in Russian-language based social media.
• Video producers
Jan Demulder, from Belgium, has been a member of the team since 2008 when the contest took place in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. He’s one of the most known members of the team and has extensive video story-telling expertise.
Stijn Smulders, who comes from the Netherlands, joined the team in 2011 and has a solid background in video production.He has also been involved with other Eurovision events.
Femke de Laat, joined the team in 2013 and is a true video content specialist. She comes from the Netherlands and is a professional video producer over there.
Thomas Hanses, is from Germany and joined the team back in 2012. He’s a long time fan of the contest and has a lot experience in photographing events throughout the world.
Elena Volotova, joined in 2015 and is from Russia. She has also worked at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and other Eurovision Family events.
Not to forget..
Sietse Bakker (The Netherlands) is the Event Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the European Broadcasting Union. He joined the EBU in 2006 and moved to his current position in 2011.
Jarmo Siim (Estonia) is the Communications Coordinator for the Eurovision Family of Events. He supports communications, public relations and New Media activities, and coordinates the efforts of the volunteer team that is backing the websites.
Wouter van Vliet (The Netherlands) is the Project Developer of the Eurovision Family of Events As such, he is dealing with development of all Eurovision Family event websites and maintains the technical facilities behind them.