The contest is overseen by the Reference Group on behalf of the Participating Broadcasters. Each Participating Broadcaster is represented by a Head of Delegation.
The EBU is represented by the Head of Live Events, Jon Ola Sand. Day-to-day project management is in the hands of Gert Kark.
The Steering Group is the executive committee of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Its purpose is to oversee the organisation and guide the contest on behalf of the Participating Broadcasters.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is organised by a national public broadcaster. While at the Eurovision Song Contest the winning country gets the right to host the next contest, any participating public broadcaster can apply for hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest by submitting a bid. For the Host Broadcaster, organising the contest is often an unprecedented but exciting challenge. The Host Broadcaster's operations are being managed by its Executive Producer.
Each Participating Broadcaster sends a delegation to the contest. While the artist is the most visible delegate, the Head of Delegation is actually in charge of the delegation. This person is the EBU's main contact person, responsible for making sure their delegation acts in accordance with the Rules.