Annual work programme

The Board of Regulators shall, after consulting all interested parties, adopt the annual work programme of BEREC before the end of each year preceding that to which the work programme relates.

BEREC is set to review its Strategy to make sure that its work stays relevant in relation to major developments in the digital ecosystem. The BEREC Strategy has the function of guiding BEREC’s work in the medium term and serves as the blue print for BEREC´s annual work programmes. The objective of review is to update BEREC‘s strategy for the period 2018-2020, by identifying specific strategic priorities, that takes market and technological developments into account. During the 32nd BEREC plenary meetings board of Regulators adopted the BEREC Strategy 2018-2020.

During its 37th  plenary meeting (6-7 December 2018, Prague), the Board of Regulators adopted the BEREC Work Programme 2019. The objectives of the BEREC Work Programme 2019 are certainly based on the mandatory tasks falling to BEREC in light of 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 net neutrality principles; and
  • exploring new ways to boost consumer empowerment.

More information about the BEREC Work Programmes can be obtained by consulting the Work Programme for each respective year, as listed below:

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.

Furthermore, BEREC will also continue to co-operate with other advisory bodies, such as RSPG and ENISA where that cooperation contributes to the interests of citizens and the promotion of competition.