We are a member of OGAE (l’Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l’Eurovision or the International Organisation of Eurovision Fans) International – a non-profit umbrella organisation of fan clubs. OGAE was founded in 1984 in Finland by Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen. Since its foundation OGAE has become the biggest organisation for Eurovision fans. Any country that has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest is eligible to have its own local OGAE club.
OGAE Rest of the World was approved in 2006 in Athens to be the home of Eurovision Song Contest fans in countries that are not active members of the European Broadcasting Union and therefore ineligible to participate in the yearly song contest.
Our club is made up of members from countries all round the world. The largest representations of members come from South Africa, Australia, the United States, Colombia, Venezuela and Costa Rica. There are also active members in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Panama, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
OGAE Rest of the World also welcomes members from countries in Europe without their own OGAE fan clubs, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Bulgaria, Monaco, San Marino.
Our purpose is to provide a community for like-minded people who love the Eurovision Song Contest. Our website (and our Facebook Page) bring our members and activities together in a dynamic online environment. We also serve as the vehicle through which annual ticketing for the contest is made available to members.
Belinda Conn (President)
Marcus Davey (Vice President)