Code of Ethical Conduct

The organisers and all individuals working with the Junior Eurovision Song Contest commit to this Code of Ethics (also available as PDF), established with the goal of ensuring the best possible treatment of the participants.

  • The organisers shall treat all participants with dignity and show respect for their contributions.
  • All participants will be carefully looked after by a parent or legal guardian, or an adult individual who has been legally assigned to do so on their behalf.
  • The organisers will create and maintain a safe and morally appropriate environment for the participants, which will also encourage creativity, friendship and cultural exchange.
  • The organisers will make their decisions considering the best interest of the participants, ensuring that the children are protected from any inappropriate or unreasonable demands
  • The organisers shall do everything within reasonable limits to facilitate children with additional needs, whether they are participants or spectators.
  • The organisers consider it vital to ensure that children are not discriminated against on the basis of gender, age, ability, economic status, family structure, lifestyle, ethnicity, religion, language, culture, national origin or any other factor.
  • The organisers consider it their duty to ensure that the participants are being portrayed in an ethically responsible manner, in accordance with what is suitable for an audience of any age in all of the broadcasting countries.
  • The organisers shall not accept any form of (commercial) exploitation of minors and recognises that the participants fully own the rights of the composition(s) they perform.
  • The organisers will respect all participants rights to privacy and seek consent for any materials made available in the public domain and provide age-appropriate amenities including but not limited to dressing rooms, rest break areas and access to recreational facilities.
  • The organisers shall use social media to promote the event in a appropriate, respectful and positive manner.
  • The organisers respect the rights of children as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989/1990) and commit to advocating for these rights.

The organisers insist that all individuals who work at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will make themselves aware of and commit to this Code of Ethics and ensure that systems, policies and procedures are consistent with this Code.

Failure to adhere to the Code of Ethics may lead to suspension from the event or further action as deemed appropriate by the Steering Group.