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What is EURIM?

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 groups;

  • UK/EU Competitiveness – to ensure the UK/EU is a location of choice for industries that could be based anywhere in the world.

  • Public 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 fee.

  • 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 turnover).

  • Individual Membership:- £450 plus VAT

  • Parliamentary Membership is free.

  • Observer Status is free but applies only to senior government officials and their representatives.

All applications are subject to approval by EURIM’s governing Council.

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, etc.

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.

 

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- UK/EU Competitiveness

 

- Public Service Delivery

 

- Information Governance

 

- Information Society Workforce Skills

 

- Cyber Security & E-Crime

 

- Communications

 

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