About us

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.

The Association of European Radios (AER) is a Europe-wide trade body representing the interests of over 5000 private/commercial radio stations across the EU27, UK and Switzerland.

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, Greece, 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).

AER is member of :

  • the WorldDAB Forum;
  • WSP (Wider Spectrum Group);
  • AIG (Advertising Information Group);
  • EIF (European Internet Forum);
  • EDAA (European interactive Digital Advertising Alliance);
  • EASA (European Advertising Standards Alliance).