Draft Decision of the Board of Regulators on the Co-Chairs of the BEREC Expert Working Groups
Article 11 of the BoR Rules of Procedure provides that the BoR may decide to create EWGs to assist BEREC with the performance of its tasks and functions. That provision also requires the designation of each Chair of the EWG by the BoR. In order to implement the BEREC WP 2015 the BoR already decided to establish 9 EWGs, the chairs of which were nominated by Decision BoR/2014/3. On 6 December 2014 the BoR adopted an amendment to the BoR Rules of Procedure (RoP) according to which all EWGs should have 2 Co-chairs. As the Decision quoted above was prepared and approved before the entry into force of the new RoP, it does not take into account this requirement and envisages for some of the EWGs only 1 Chair.
Therefore, following the approval of the Internal Guidelines on the functioning of the EWGs, which define the procedure for the appointment of EWG Chairs, on 5 February 2015, the BEREC Chair launched a call for expression of interest for a second Chair for those EWGs, which do not comply with the new requirements, as follows: NN, NGN RFand BMK. The deadline for submission of expression of interest was 16 February 2015. The applications received were assessed by the BEREC Chair and Vice-Chairs in charge of the respective EWGs on the basis of the selection criteria introduced in the Internal Guidelines. on the basis of the assessment carried out the BEREC Chair has tabled the current draft BoR decision, which is submitted for approval by 22nd BoR plenary meeting to take place on 26 and 27 February 2015.