(See list of members)
The Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) is a high-level advisory group that assists the European Commission in the development of radio spectrum policy.
The RSPG is currently established under Commission Decision of 11 June 2019. The RSPG adopts opinions, position papers and reports, as well as issuing statements, which are aimed at assisting and advising the Commission at strategic level on:
- radio spectrum policy issues,
- coordination of policy approaches and,
- harmonised conditions, where appropriate, with regard to the availability and efficient use of radio spectrum necessary for the
establishment and functioning of the internal market.
The remit of the RSPG has been extended as a result of the adoption of the European Electronic Communications Code in 2018.
The Members of the Group are senior representatives of the Member States and the official representative of the European Commission. Delegations include representatives from both the regulatory authorities and the ministries having responsibility for radio spectrum related matters in each Member State. The Chairperson of the RSPG is a Member elected by the Group for a period of two years. Representatives of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, the candidate countries, the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) and the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute (ETSI) are also invited to attend plenary meetings as observers.
As part of its advisory function, the RSPG consults extensively and in a forward-looking manner on a variety of technological, market and regulatory developments relating to the use of radio spectrum in the context of relevant EU policies such as electronic communications and the information society, as well as other sectors and activities such as transport, research and development, or health. Such consultations are conducted with the objective of involving all relevant stakeholders, radio spectrum users, both commercial and non-commercial, as well as any other interested party. In addition, most of the deliverables of the RSPG are subject to formal public consultations.
The RSPG publishes an annual work programme and most official deliverables of the RSPG are made public.