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Edoardo Grassi, Head of Delegation for France from 2016 to 2018

A Head of Delegation (or HoD) is a person appointed by each participating broadcaster in the Eurovision Song Contest. Much like a country's chef de mission at the Olympics, this person is in charge of managing his or her country's delegation at the contest (which includes the Head of Press, the participating artist(s), composers, artist's entourage, etc.) and be that particular country's liaison with the European Broadcasting Union. Quite often, a Head of Delegation will have one or two Assistant Heads, who can easily be promoted if the main Head chooses to leave the position for any reason.

Each Head of Delegation is also required to attend the annual meeting usually held in the second week of March in that year's host city. They tour the venue to see how the staging could potentially work and get briefings on information regarding that particular year's contest. It also marks the official deadline where each country must turn over their selected entry to the EBU according the rules of the contest.

Additionally, every so often the Heads of Delegation elect or re-elect among their peers members that will go on to sit on the official Reference Group.

Each country's Head of Delegation is listed on their respective info page.

Eurovision Song Contest
Editions
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Countries
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBelarusBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkEstoniaFinlandFranceGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIcelandIrelandIsraelItalyLatviaLithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaMoldovaMonacoMontenegroMoroccoThe NetherlandsNorth MacedoniaNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSan MarinoSerbiaSerbia and MontenegroSlovakiaSloveniaSpainSwedenSwitzerlandTurkeyUnited KingdomUkraineYugoslavia
Winning Songs
RefrainNet Als ToenDors, mon amourEen beetjeTom PillibiNous les amoureuxUn premier amourDanseviseNon ho l'etàPoupée de Cire, Poupée de SonMerci, ChériePuppet on a StringLa, La, LaBoom Bang-a-BangVivo CantandoUn jour, un enfantDe TroubadourAll Kinds of EverythingUn banc, un arbre, une rueAprès ToiTu Te ReconnaîtrasWaterlooDing-a-DongSave Your Kisses For MeL'Oiseau et l'enfantA-Ba-Ni-BiHallelujahWhat's Another YearMaking Your Mind UpEin bißchen FriedenSi la vie est cadeauDiggiloo DiggileyLa Det SwingeJ'aime La VieHold Me NowNe Partez Pas Sans MoiRock MeInsieme: 1992Fångad av en stormvindWhy Me?In Your EyesRock 'n' Roll KidsNocturneThe VoiceLove Shine a LightDivaTake Me To Your HeavenFly on the Wings of LoveEverybodyI WannaEveryway That I CanWild DancesMy Number OneHard Rock HallelujahMolitvaBelieveFairytaleSatelliteRunning ScaredEuphoriaOnly TeardropsRise Like a PhoenixHeroes1944Amar pelos doisToyArcadeZitti e buoniStefania
Aspects of Eurovision
CommentatorEuroClubEurovision VillageExecutive SupervisorFlag ParadeGrand PrixGreen RoomHead of DelegationNational FinalNational JuryOfficial RulesOpening CeremonyPre-PartiesPre-Song PostcardsReference GroupRunning Order DrawSemi-Final Allocation DrawScoreboardSpokespersonTelevotingVoting Systems
Miscellaneous
Big FiveCongratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song ContestCurse of Number TwoCurse of GreenDouze Points!ESCRadio AwardsESC Top 250Europe Shine a LightEurovision AgainEurovision's Greatest HitsEurovision National BroadcastersEurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaFounding SevenLGBT visibilityLynda WoodruffMarcel Bezençon AwardsNul PointsOGAERecordsStand-insThe Reorder BoardTie SituationTop Scoring SongsVoting DiasporaWithdrawn SongsYou're a Vision Award

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What is it like to be a Head of Delegation?

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