EMERG – EAPEREG – REGULATEL MEETING CONNECTING REGIONS ELEMENTS TO IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY OF REGIONAL PLATFORMS, Cascais, Portugal 30 May 1 June 2017
In 2017, the cooperation of EMERG with BEREC continued under the umbrella of an MoU signed back in 2014 with a high-level thematic Summit held in Cascais on the topic of “ENSURING CONNECTIVITY IN A CONVERGENT WORLD”. After a very productive discussion and exchange of experience also with the countries representing Regulatel and EaPeReg, a common declaration was released. Participants agreed that the Summit was “a fundamental opportunity to promote the needed regulatory dialogue, based on fair and added valued discussions. Building upon the already existent cooperative liaisons and noting the financial support provided by the European Commission to EMERG and EaPeReg, this Summit recognized the benefit of promoting permanent initiatives of cooperation celebrated between BEREC and its counterparts of EMERG, EaPeReg and REGULATEL”.
The day after it was discussed the future of the regional platforms with a focus on possible and feasible models of sustainability.
At the end of the day, a common statement was released, where the platforms, participated also by European NRAs, clearly stated:
“without the current support of the EU Commission, the achievements attained since their establishment would have been impossible. While showing a strong commitment to find innovative solutions to keep up the synergic cooperation in an autonomous and sustainable way, the delegates expressed their desire to continue the privileged and fruitful dialogue with the European Commission, aiming at exchanging views with the European institutions, and in particular with BEREC, on regulatory issues of common interest.”