The Association of European Radios (AER) is a Europe-wide trade body representing the interests of over 4,500 private/commercial radio stations across the EU28 and in Switzerland.
AER’s main objective is to develop the most suitable framework for private commercial radio activity. AER constantly follows and contributes to EU actions in the fields of media, telecommunications and private radio transmission, in order to contribute, to enrich and develop the radio sector.
Furthermore, AER intends to promote the diffusion and the use of new technologies in radio transmission.
AER encourages co-operation between its Members and with other European radio stations and associations, in order to preserve and develop freedom of speech, freedom of enterprise, private initiative and the protection of listeners.
AER is composed of commercial radio national associations and commercial radios whose target is to promote commercial and private radio broadcasters’ interests in Europe and to offer technical assistance to its Members. Today, AER is represented in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and in Switzerland (Associate Member). AER also counts Australia as a Support Member.
AER actively contributes with its presence in Brussels to the European Institutions working process. AER is currently an observer at the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation), and a member of the WorldDAB Forum, EASA (European Advertising Standards Alliance) and EDAA (European interactive Digital Advertising Alliance). AER is also a partner in Radiodays Europe and Future Media Lab.
AER Executive Committee
Mr. Stefan Möller (FIN), President
Ms. Marianne Bugge Zederkof (DK), Vice-President
Mr. Matt Payton (UK), Vice-President
Mr. Frederik Stucki (CH), Vice-President
Ms. Julia Maier-Hauff (DE), Secretary General
Mr. Javier Agustí (SP), Member
Ms. Corinna Drumm (AT), Member
Ms. Lisa Ní Choisdealbha (IE), Member
Mr. Ugis Polis (LV), Member
Mr. Alessandro Raffaelli (IT), Member
Mr. Alain Liberty (F),
Mr. Staffan Rosell (SE), Member
Mr. Philippe Zahno (CH), Associate Member
Mr. Alfonso Ruiz de Assín (SP), Honorary President
For more information, please contact our office in Brussels: vincent.sneed @ aereurope.org and see here for information on the Director Regulatory Affairs and Manager of the AER office.