ORF the host broadcaster for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest have revealed the slogan for next years show. The slogan, Building bridges was explained as a logical extension of the idea Conchita Wurst formulated at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest and also lived: the importance of openness, tolerance across all borders for a joint interaction.
Hundreds of proposed ideas for the slogan were sent to the broadcaster before Building bridges was finally chosen.
Speaking to Eurovision.tv the Director General of ORF Dr. Alexander Wrabetz had this to say about the new slogan:
After the decision for Vienna as the host city and the nomination of the complete core team, we have set another important milestone on the way of organising the world’s largest TV entertainment event by choosing the slogan. With Building bridges we have chosen a theme, the idea of Europe with the uniting character of music and that in Vienna, the traditional capital of world music in the heart of Europe. – Dr. Alexander Wrabetz
Speaking on behalf of the EBU, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand expressed his approval of the slogan:
It’s a great slogan that captures what the Eurovision Song Contest has been all about since 1956 – bringing people together. We are looking forward to continue building with our colleagues in Austria for the next eight months – it will be the biggest bridge ORF has ever built! – Jon Ola Sand
Building bridges continues the trend of what past slogans have done, bringing people together for the contest.
- Vienna 2015: Building bridges
- Copenhagen 2014: #JoinUs
- Malmö 2013: We are one
- Baku 2012: Light your fire
- Dusseldorf 2011: Feel your heartbeat
- Oslo 2010: Share the moment