OGAE (Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision) International is a non-profit umbrella organisation, which gathers national Eurovision fan clubs under itself. OGAE was founded in 1984 in Savonlinna, Finland by Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen, nowadays an honorary member of OGAE Finland. Since its foundation OGAE has become the biggest organization for Eurovision-fans. All countries that have once participated in the Eurovision Song Contest are eligible to have their own local OGAE-club. OGAE Rest of World is serving countries, which are unable to have their own OGAE-club.

Until 2011 OGAE International served as a loose association without any legal protection. Since 2002 local clubs have elected an International Coordinator who chaired the annual Presidents’ meeting held in that year’s host city and who acted as the organisations figurehead. Over recent years it became clear that OGAE needed to have a more formal and professional international organisation due to hundreds of thousands of Euros involved in the ticketing process. A more rigid and structured set-up was required in order to ensure appropriate governance and controls. 

In 2009, in Moscow, the presidents decided that OGAE International would become a formal legal entity and a subcommittee was formed to draw up registration proposals and statutes. On the 13th May 2011, in Düsseldorf, the OGAE Presidents agreed unanimously to incorporate OGAE International under the French law and to set up an elected administrative bureau to manage the new organisation. 

On 2 July 2011, representatives of OGAE France and OGAE UK met in Paris to formally establish the new OGAE International. OGAE France and OGAE UK therefore became the founding members of the new OGAE International. The members of OGAE International are the individual national clubs, and no other organisations will now be allowed to use the OGAE name. 

Each year OGAE International is responsible for distributing fan-tickets, which are generally the best front-row seats in the three main ESC-concerts (semifinals and Final). Annually OGAE International also hosts three music contests, which aim to promote national popular music throughout all the local OGAE-clubs and to increase co-operation through the network of clubs. Naturally OGAE also aims to develop the Eurovision Song Contest itself while establishing strong relationships with both the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the organising broadcasting companies. Each local club also aims to work in co-operation with their respective national broadcasting company in order to work together in the national pre-selection events. 

OGAE is recognized by EBU as a trustworthy organisation for Eurovision-fans.