BEREC Work Programme 2017
The BEREC Work Programme 2017, maintains BEREC’s commitment to the development of regulatory best practices amongst National Regulatory Authorities (hereinafter NRAs), leading to independent, consistent, high-quality regulation of electronic communications markets, thereby contributing to the further development of the internal market for the ultimate benefit of Europe and Europe's citizens. This is in line with the purpose of achieving maximum consistency with the BEREC Strategy 2015-2017. Furthermore, the Work Programme 2017 mirrors BEREC’s commitment to serve as a body for reflection, debate and advice for European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission in the electronic communications field. In this sense, the Work Programme 2017 seeks to address current regulatory challenges, and to prepare for the new challenges ahead resulting from market, technological and social developments. The BEREC Work Programme 2017 has a clear focus on the upcoming review of the current regulatory framework for electronic communications (hereinafter the Framework Review). The Framework Review process is raising various regulatory issues, which bring about requests for BEREC’s input to a broad range of topics covering a wide field of regulatory aspects. The BEREC Work Programme 2017 was discussed and agreed at the BEREC Board of Regulators meeting in Berlin on 8-9 December. In line with the practice of previous years and in accordance with Article 5 of the BEREC Regulation, the BEREC Work Programme was subject to consultation. The public consultation ran from 7 October to 2 November 2016, in order to increase transparency and to provide BEREC with valuable feedback from all relevant stakeholders. All contributions submitted during the public consultations on the BEREC Work Programme 2017 are available here .