EURIM Terms of Reference - Definition, Aims & Objectives
EURIM brings together politicians,
officials and industry to help improve the quality of policy
formation, consultation, scrutiny, implementation and monitoring in
support of the creation of a globally competitive, socially
inclusive and democratically accountable information society. It
works across all boundaries to help set the agenda, stage
constructive debate and report on progress.
- Set the political agenda on issues of concern to
the users (50% + of society) and suppliers (10% + of the
workforce) of ICT products and services.
- Provide members with clear, accurate and timely
information on ICT-related policy proposals, the state of debate,
the degree of support or opposition to such proposals, and to
concerns over their implementation.
- Ensure user and supplier member views and
concerns are rapidly and effectively communicated to Ministers,
Commissioners, Officials and Parliamentarians in London and
- Ensure that rapid and effective action follows,
EURIM's objective is to influence the
legislative process, not just via high-level contact, but by working
with those responsible for drafting policy, particularly where this
cuts across organisational boundaries. EURIM produces policy
studies, meets with Government and officials and circulates
consultation material as part of the pre-legislative process. EURIM
reports through joint workshops and meetings and presents evidence
to Select Committees. EURIM provides written responses to
consultation exercises and publishes status reports, briefings,
position papers and guides.
- EURIM is helping identify and remove barriers to
the use of ICT to deliver better public services when, where and
how the public wishes.
- EURIM is helping set the agenda on guidance,
governance and accountability with regard to personal identity,
data sharing and retention and other regulatory and law
- EURIM is helping set the agenda on the need for
non-geographic co-operation between governments and industry in
the fight against computer-assisted crime.
- EURIM is helping set new standards for
pre-legislative scrutiny, as with its work on the legislation to
- EURIM helped set the agenda for the regulatory
convergence of communications and content.
- EURIM works with and through others, wherever
possible, to cut across political, departmental and interest group
silos and achieve results.
- EURIM confers competitive advantage on its
members by keeping them abreast of developments and providing
opportunities for influence before policies acquire momentum.