Annual work programme

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), established by a Legislative Act of the European Parliament and of the Council on November 25 2009, aims to ensure the independent, consistent and high-quality application of the European regulatory framework for electronic communications for the benefit of Europe and its citizens. The objectives of the BEREC Work Programme 2020 are based on the mandatory tasks arising from the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), but also fundamentally on the BEREC Medium-Term Strategy 2018-2020, with a keen focus on the following five strategic priorities:

• Responding to connectivity challenges and to new conditions for access to high-capacity networks;
• Monitoring potential bottlenecks in the distribution of digital services;
• Enabling 5G and promoting innovation in network technologies;
• Fostering the consistent application of the open internet principles; and
• Exploring new ways to boost consumer empowerment.

The Board of Regulators shall adopt the outline of the annual work programme by 31 January of the year preceding that to which the annual work programme relates. After consulting the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on their priorities, as well as other interested parties, the Board of Regulators shall adopt the final annual work programme by 31 December of that year. The Board of Regulators shall transmit the annual work programme to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission as soon as it is adopted.

BEREC Work Programmes from previous years: 

BEREC maintains close relations with the European Commission, the Council, the European Parliament, who, in accordance with the BEREC Regulation, may ask for its opinion. BEREC will assign high priority to such requests and therefore needs to ensure that sufficient resources can be made available at short notice. In order to meet such requests, it may become necessary to re-prioritise or make changes to the work programme, especially with regard to the timing of individual elements of the work programme.

In order to achieve the objectives set out in the establishing Regulation and carry out its tasks, BEREC and the BEREC Office may cooperate with competent Union bodies, offices, agencies and advisory groups, with competent authorities of third countries and with international organisations, such as ITU, OECD, RSPG, ENISA, ERGA, ERGP, ECN and BEUC.