EURIM is an independent, UK-based, all-party
Parliament-Industry group, funded by its members. It is both a
policy research group, helping set the political agenda and a route
through which ICT users and suppliers can rapidly communicate
concerns to policy makers. This might involve arguing the case for
new initiatives, legislation or regulation or for reviewing,
rationalising or ending existing activities. Alternatively it might
be a case of alerting parliamentarians and officials to potential
barriers to achieving policy objectives, and ways of addressing
these. EURIM is proactively consulted by Government at the
pre-legislative stage of Bills and European Directives, and has an
excellent track record of success in achieving change at all stages
of the policy formation and consultation process.
How does EURIM work?
EURIM activity is channelled through its working
– to ensure the UK/EU is a location of choice for industries that
could be based anywhere in the world.
Service Delivery – to rebuild trust that the ICT industry can work with government to
deliver effective, socially inclusive services.
Information Governance – to secure effective, credible and
accountable UK/EU information strategies, including the
rationalisation of initiatives, legislation and governance.
Information Society Workforce Skills – to identify and promote the actions necessary to build globally
competitive, life-long learning networks and workforce skills,
based in the UK/EU.
Cyber Security & E-Crime
– to secure cross-cutting strategies to reduce risk and enhance
confidence in on-line transactions and promote the UK/EU as a
location of choice for legitimate e-business.
- Communications – to ensure democratically accountable and effective regulation to
address emerging problems without distorting the evolution of
competitive products and services.
Working groups and sub-groups are formed around
issues, with a programme of activity focused on specific
objectives. These are disbanded once their work is complete. There
are no standing committees and wherever possible EURIM works in
partnership with other groups with relevant resources, expertise
and contacts. This allows EURIM to respond quickly to developments
in the legislative and pre-legislative arena.
How does EURIM achieve this?
EURIM influences policy in several ways;- working
groups and sub-groups prepare policy papers and
briefings that are discussed with, and distributed to,
parliamentarians and government officials. Less formal high-level
dialogue (including dinners, lunches and receptions) ensure that
business perspectives are communicated to decision makers and that
anxieties and concerns are aired early enough in the legislative
process to enable real change to be achieved.
Who are the members?
EURIM’s membership includes large corporations and small businesses,
trade associations, professional bodies and other not-for profit
organisations. EURIM’s parliamentary membership comprises
MPs, Peers and MEPs and includes Ministers, Select Committee Chairmen
and members and their counterparts in the European Parliament.
How much does it cost to join?
Current annual subscription rates are as follows: There is no joining
All applications are subject to approval by EURIM’s governing
- Corporate membership:- £3,850 plus VAT.
- Associate membership:- £1,650 plus VAT. (applicable to not-for-profit
organisations and firms with less than £10 million annual
- Individual Membership:- £450 plus VAT
- Parliamentary Membership is free.
- Observer Status is free but applies only to senior government officials
and their representatives.
What does the subscription cover?
- Membership of all working groups and sub-groups. Corporate and
Associate members may nominate different representatives to join
each working group or sub-group.
- Access to all group activities, meetings and events.
- Access to all EURIM documentation:- minutes, briefings, overviews,
guides, status reports, position statements, consultation responses,
What are the benefits of membership?
- Genuine opportunities to influence policy.
- The opportunity to recognise the potential impact of
future legislation in time to secure change.
- Face to face networking with decision makers in government.
- Excellent networking opportunities with both the business
and political communities.
- Excellent links with EURIM’s partner organisations
through joint events and initiatives.
- Access to valuable information sources.