Annual work programme

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.

During its 37th  plenary meetings (6-7 December 2018, Prague), the Board of Regulators adopted the BEREC Work Programme 2019. The objectives of this document 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 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.

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.