Annual work programme
The legal basis for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) is set out in Regulation (EU) 2018/1971 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018. The new Regulation replaces the previous one, Regulation (EC) No 1211/2009, which was part of the Telecoms Reform package.
BEREC 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 2021 are based on the mandatory tasks arising from the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), but also fundamentally on the BEREC Strategy 2021-2025 with a keen focus on the following three strategic priorities:
• Promoting full connectivity;
• Supporting sustainable and open digital markets;
• Empowering end-users.
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 2020 WP
- BEREC 2019 WP
- BEREC 2018 WP
- BEREC 2017 WP
- BEREC 2016 WP
- BEREC 2015 WP
- BEREC 2014 WP
- BEREC 2013 WP
- BEREC 2012 WP
- BEREC 2011 WP
- BEREC 2010 WP
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.