Commission services work closely together with Member States and a broad range of stakeholder to develop the EU's Radio Spectrum Policy. The range of activities and events include regular committee meetings of the Radio Spectrum Committee (RSC) and the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG), frequent public consultations on upcoming decisions, and public stakeholder workshop on emerging issues important for EU Radio Spectrum Policy.
Committee and Expert Group meetings
Both the RSC and the RSPG meet regularly. While the meetings themselves are not open to the public, after each meeting the Chairmen report about the proceedings and the meeting documents are published on the RSC CIRCABC page and the RSPG website, respectively. In addition, the Chairman of the RSPG organises public stakeholder debriefings.
A High-Level Group on the future use of the UHF frequency band (470-790 MHz) chaired by Mr Pascal Lamy was convened by the Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes and met twice, on 13 January and 10 March 2014 (Mandate and Agenda of its first meeting on 13 January 2014). The Group comprises top executives from Europe's broadcasters, broadcast network operators, mobile operators and technical associations including the PMSE sector, who have been given six months to give a strategic advice to the Commission on how the UHF frequency band could be used most efficiently in the coming decades. The High-Level Group has focused its discussion on the following questions.
To involve stakeholders and interested citizens in EU-level decision making, the Commission frequently holds public consultations on forthcoming decisions or other important steps for Radio Spectrum Policy.
In addition, each time the Commission issues a mandate to the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) to conduct technical studies to prepare future decisions, the CEPT holds a public consultation on their results before submitting the final CEPT Report.
Workshops, events and other activities
In order to discuss emerging issues of importance for EU Radio Spectrum Policy with stakeholders and interested citizens, the Commission organises public stakeholder workshops on specific topics.
The European Commission's Radio Spectrum Policy Team can be contacted via:
Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT)
Electronic Communications Networks and Services Directorate
Spectrum Unit B4
Fax : 00 32 2 296 83 95
e-mail : cnect-B4firstname.lastname@example.org