In accordance to the Communication Towards the e-Commission: Europa 2nd generation adopted on 6 July 2001 (C(2001)1753), a EUROPA Forum has been created. Its role was confirmed by the Internet Strategy Communication Communicating about Europe via the Internet.
The EUROPA Forum is made up by the representative(s) of every Directorate-General and department of the Commission. Each Directorate-General and department shall formally nominate the person(s) responsible for the websites of the Directorate-General or department as its representative(s) to the Europa Forum.
Webmasters from the other Community institutions may attend the meetings of the EUROPA Forum as observers.
As a formal instance of EUROPA’s management structure as defined in the Communication C(2001)1753, the Forum will:
- Express the needs of the webmasters in terms of infrastructure, tools, training strategy.
- Take part in the updating of the Information Providers Guide (IPG).
- Exchange best practices and organise workshops.
- Participate in the work of the committees of EUROPA's management structure.
All informations regarding the organisation of the network are published on the intranet of the European Commission.