Tasks and Mission
The Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (the BEREC Office) was established by Regulation (EC) No 1211/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009. The BEREC Office is established as a Community body with legal personality within the meaning of Article 208 of the Financial Regulation.
According to article 6 (2) of the Regulation, the Office performs its tasks under the guidance of the Board of Regulators by:
- providing professional and administrative support services to BEREC,
- collecting and exchange of information from NRAs in relation to all BEREC tasks,
- disseminating regulatory best practices among NRAs,
- assisting the Chair in the preparation of the work of the Board of Regulators,
- setting up Expert Working Groups, upon request of the Board of Regulators, providing them with the support need in order to ensure their smooth functioning.
The BEREC Office encourages all NRA experts to use more efficient and effective means of work, including such that ensure high environmental protection. Therefore the BEREC Office organises a lot of events by audio or video-conference. The personal data of the participants in the events organised by audio or video-conference is processed in compliance with the privacy statement provided below.
Privacy statement - participation in BEREC or BEREC Office events via the BEREC Office audio-video conference facilities
"We are committed to providing superior professional support to BEREC assisting it in an efficient, proactive and timely manner in the achievement of its objectives and thus contributing to the development of electronic communications markets for the benefit of Europe and its citizens."
The BEREC Office is guided by the following principles:
Professionalism: the BEREC Office is results-oriented and believes that by performing consistently to high standards it is possible to deliver value to BEREC and stakeholders. Professionalism also means transparency and integrity in all actions, working always with the highest level of ethics in its contribution to the interests of the organisation and stakeholders.
Excellence: the BEREC Office takes pride in its work and strives for quality in every activity carried out. It is committed to continual self-improvement and learning.
Accountability: the BEREC Offices takes responsibility for its actions and outcomes, both on an individual and a collective basis.
Furthermore, the guiding principles of the employees’ behaviour in working with colleagues and interacting with BEREC and with stakeholders include the following:
Teamwork: Teamwork is the foundation of the BEREC Office organization, to facilitate sharing of knowledge and expertise and to work cooperatively to achieve BEREC’s goals.
Diversity: The respect of diversity among colleagues, BEREC members and European Union is a key principle underlying the BEREC Office behaviour, on the basis that diversity fosters
BEREC OFFICE PREMISES IN RIGA
The BEREC Office is located in the premises offered by the Latvian Government and situated at:
Zigfrīda Annas Meierovica bulvāris № 14, 2nd floor, LV-1050 Rīga, Republic of Latvia
Privacy statement - Processing of personal data within the operation of the access control system;
Privacy statement - Processing of personal data within the visitor registration in the visitor register ;
Privacy statement and policy on the video-survaillance at the BEREC Office.
On 24 February 2011 in Riga the BEREC Office and the Government of the Republic of Latvia signed the Seat Agreement, which introduced the main provisions for cooperation between the BEREC Office and the host state, the Republic of Latvia. In addition both sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which further specifies the conditions for use of the premises provided by the Latvian Government to the BEREC Office.
The BEREC Office as an Agency of the EU is a part of the EU Agencies Network - created by the Heads of Agencies to provide a forum for coordination, information exchange and agreement of common positions on issues of common interest.