What does EURIM Do?
How does EURIM achieve influence?
Programme (Timetable of Meetings)
What does EURIM do?
EURIM works at three main levels;-
the Political Agenda: examples have included regulatory convergence
(1995-7), Y2K (1997) and E-Government (2000-1);
priorities include Confidence in the Safety and Security of the
On-line World (Information Governance, E-Crime etc.), UK
competitiveness in the global knowledge economy, and
"visions" for 2012 (Public Service Delivery, converged,
resilient and ubiquitous broadband, globally competitive workforce
updating and lifelong learning frameworks etc.) for inclusion in
2009 party manifestos.
scrutiny: past examples include the Copyright Directive, RIPA and
the 2003 Communications Act; current priorities include personal
identity, data sharing and
to consultations: past examples have included most of the e-commerce
to date in 2008 have included the DIUS Innovation Strategy and the
Data Sharing Review (Richard Thomas and Mark Walport).
does EURIM achieve influence?
monitors the priorities of its members and observers, and organises
round table discussion on issues of concern which are not already
being well addressed elsewhere. The conclusions are summarised and
circulated for comment. Working groups are created when there is
agreement on the need to clarify debate and/or secure the political
priority and resources necessary for recommendations to be
implemented and effective.
also organises formal and informal activities for interaction with
ministers, officials, parliamentarians and policy advisors to help
ensure that members' concerns are heard and considered at all other
levels within the policymaking process. For example, in June 2008,
we organised the highly successful Identity Assurance Showcase,
attended by Government ministers, parliamentarians, officials and
industry members. The event was designed to inform guests to learn
about successful, secure, operational, large-scale cross-boundary
identity management systems from providers with practical experience
with people and processes, not just the enabling technology.
reputation of EURIM is built upon the value of such activities in
helping members to monitor developments and secure action,
especially on "difficult" issues, without unnecessary
publicity or controversy. The EURIM newsletter and other reports are
also highly valued by many in senior positions.