The Eastern Partnership Electronic Communications Regulators Network (EaPeReg)
Starting from January 1, 2013, the regulatory authorities in the field of electronic communications from the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine), including ANRCETI, have been beneficiaries of the technical assistance project financed by the European Commission (CE), aimed to support the creation and operation of the Eastern Partnership Electronic Communications Regulators Network (EaPeReg)
EaPeReg was created based on the Memorandum of Understanding, a document signed by the heads of the regulatory authorities of the EaP countries during a meeting held in September 2012, in Chisinau.
The Networks set as objective to enhance the cooperation between the EaP regulatory authorities with those of the EU, to coordinate their regulatory principles to increase the efficiency and predictability of this activity, in line with the EU Acquis requirements.
EaPeReg's activity takes place in close cooperation with BEREC (Body of European Regulatory Authorities in the field of Electronic Communications), which brings together European national regulatory authorities (NRAs) and provides assistance to both NRAs and the European Commission in the implementation of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications.
At the same time, EaPeReg has established a very successful cooperation with other similar platforms for the exchange of practices (EMERG, REGULATEL) and takes part in the activities of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation signed in this regard.
In order to achieve one of the key principles of the EU policy - the harmonization of digital markets - the EU4Digital Initiative for PaE was launched, by which the EU supports the reduction of roaming rates, the development of high-speed broadband services, the harmonized use of the radio frequency spectrum and other actions aimed at contributing to the development of the digital economies of the participating countries. EU4Digital advisory experts guide and work with the Expert Groups created under EaPeReg – the Roaming Expert Group (REWG), the Spectrum Expert Group (SEWG) and the Regulatory Independence and Broadband Expert Group (IRB EWG).
In addition to the activity of the Expert Groups, twice a year, EaPeReg summons its plenary sessions. During these meetings, the Networks discusses issues related to the current and future activities of the EaPeReg Group, the annual activity reports of the EWGs, plans for the following year, all the due organizational aspects. At Plenaries, EaPeReg members elect Chair and Vice-Chair for the coming year.
The participation of ANRCETI specialists in the activity of EaPeReg offers a very beneficial opportunity to exchange experience, to improve performance from the professional point of view, by studying, taking over and applying the good regulatory practices applied in the EU, through face-to-face interaction with counterpart colleagues from regulatory authorities from the EaP and EU countries. The experience gained from the activity of ANRCETI specialists on an international platform specialized for electronic communications sector contributes to the achievement of the proposed goal - that of harmonizing the regulatory framework with the requirements and practices applied in the EU.
Memorandumul de înțelegere privind constituirea și funcționarea Grupului autorităților de reglementare din țările PaE (EaPeReg)
Memorandumul de înțelegere privind cooperarea între EaPeReg și BEREC
Declarație privind prelungirea Memorandum-ului de înțelegere privind cooperarea între EaPeReg și BEREC
Proiectul de asistenţă tehnică BERD (2009 - 2011)