On December 11th a public debriefing of BEREC took place in Brussels. Its main purpose was to present the workplan for 2020 following the inputs received by stakeholders. PSCE contributed last November to this work programme for 2020 and to the mid-term strategy. BEREC also presented the newly issued guidelines in response to the task set in article 110(2) of the European Union Directive establishing the European Electronic Communications Code. This document aims to assist member states in assessing the effectiveness of alternative Public Warning Systems (PWS) using means of electronic communications services and includes a description of the task set in article 110(2), an interpretation of its legal scope and a proposition of exhaustive guideline of steps to conduct.
This was also the opportunity for PSCE to stress the need to take into consideration the fact that PWS are mostly run by Ministry of Interiors or Public Safety organisations which are operating in a different frame than the national regulators authorities. Therefore, the guidelines should be prepared in a constant dialogue and exchange with the authorities concerned.
A consultation is now open on these guidelines.