The EBU, the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva, appointed Nikel various times as Executive Producer for co-productions of factual TV series. Markus is an active member and currently Vice-Chair of the EBU’s Science and Knowledge Experts Group.
Over many years, Nikel has been working as a workshop tutor and advisor to the “Basel Karlsruhe Forum on educational and societal TV and Media,” a yearly international top-event with thematic screenings, presentations, workshops and a program contest. The Forum had being funded and organized by the International Basel-Karlsruhe Foundation, under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union. From 2004 to 2011 he served as the Forum’s Program Manager.
A strong focus of Nikel’s work is in building and coordinating international co-productions of television and cross-media projects. For RAI Scuola, he has been commissioning the multiple-award winning cross-media project “Cultural Shock.” With RAI and TAL (Television America Latina), he has helped to develop and coordinate global public television cooperation projects “All the Colours of Football,” a global TV series about sustainable urban development in the growing number of the worlds’ megacities.
Nikel is a regular guest speaker, workshop tutor and advisor to many international TV markets and events, and he is regularly invited as a juror in important international media competitions.
Please visit www.storia.rai.it for more on Nikel’s work.