Insights Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) publishes draft Work Programme for 2022

The outline for the draft BEREC Work Programme 2022 has been submitted for consultation to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. It stems from the BEREC Strategy 2021-2025.

The BEREC Chair, Michel Van Bellinghen, explained that BEREC’s current focus is on the promotion of full connectivity, which means “prioritising work that improves the general conditions for the expansion and take-up of secure, competitive and reliable high-capacity networks, both fixed and wireless, across Europe”. Mr Van Bellinghen also said that, given that increased connectivity should trigger the demand for high-quality services by end users, BEREC continues efforts to promote choice and empowerment for end-users. Further, BEREC is concentrating on supporting a “sustainable and open functioning of digital markets by exploring issues regarding digital service providers and end-users in the digital market”.

To allow early stakeholder engagement in the Work Programme 2022 and encourage a discussion on BEREC’s future work, BEREC will be holding an online Stakeholder Forum on 1 April 2021. The event will be live-streamed, enabling stakeholders to engage with the speakers via live chat. More information about speakers, discussion panels, and the registration will follow.

As in previous years, the BEREC Work Programme 2022 is subject to public consultation. The public consultation will run for four weeks in October and November 2021. The final BEREC Work Programme 2022 will be discussed and adopted in December 2021. To read BEREC’s statement in full and to access the draft Work Programme 2022, click here.