CNECT - DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) brings together heads or high level representatives of national independent regulatory bodies in the field of audiovisual services, to advise the European Commission on the implementation of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).
On 3 February 2014, the Commission adopted a Decision establishing ERGA and setting the objectives for the Group: to advise and assist the Commission in its work, to ensure a consistent implementation of the AVMSD as well as in any other matters related to audiovisual media services within the Commission’s competence; to facilitate cooperation between the regulatory bodies in the EU, as provided for in the directive regulating audiovisual media services; to allow for an exchange of experience and good practices.
As set out in Article 30b(3) of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), ERGA shall have the following tasks:
(a) to provide technical expertise to the Commission:
— in its task to ensure a consistent implementation of the AVMSD in all Member States,
— on matters related to audiovisual media services within its competence;
(b) to exchange experience and best practices on the application of the regulatory framework for audiovisual media services, including on accessibility and media literacy;
(c) to cooperate and provide its members with the information necessary for the application of the AVMSD, in particular as regards Articles 3, 4 and 7;
(d) to give opinions, when requested by the Commission, on the technical and factual aspects of the issues pursuant to Article 2(5c), Article 3(2) and (3), point (c) of Article 4(4) and Article 28a(7) of the AVMSD.
Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
Monitors the development of national policies and the enforcement of EU legislation by national authorities
The ERGA Secretariat can be reached at the following e-mail address: CNECT-ERGA-SECRETARIAT@ec.europa.eu
Commission Decision of 3.2.2014 establishing the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services