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The Information Society Alliance (EURIM)


EURIM welcomes your interest in its activities.

If you would like to be added to our Press List please send your contact details to admin@eurim.org.

Journalists registered with us are emailed advance copies of all our press releases as well as the monthly newsletter.

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What is EURIM?

The Information Society Alliance (EURIM) is the policy studies group for internet and Information Society issues. We are a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our members include elected politicians, corporates, professional bodies, trade associations and other groups. Officials and advisors in London and Brussels have observer status and we work with them and others on policy formation, consultation and scrutiny.

The Alliance organises working groups to look at issues that Government, policy makers, officials and/or industry agree need to be addresses, often because they are damaging public confidence and UK competitiveness or using taxpayers' money inefficiently. We aim to produce balanced and readable reports and recommendations based on evidence-based consensus and peer reviewed by acknowledged experts.

The EURIM Board and Council are elected by the Parliamentary and Corporate members. Trade associations, professional bodies and other interest groups are involved as associate members. Officials and policy advisors with relevant responsibilities have observer status. The process for agreeing priorities and action plans includes breakfasts, dinners and networking receptions with ministers, officials and advisors at which members meet and discuss issues that cross department boundaries and are not well addressed elsewhere.

Results are commonly achieved by the creation of working groups tasked to:

  • set the agenda on a range of issues that cross political, departmental and industry boundaries;

  • help those planning relevant policy studies and consultations, including to get feed-back from target audiences;

  • secure support/priority for implementing agreed recommendations with all-party, pan-industry support;

  • ensure the rapid and informed review of controversial policies and proposals;

EURIM aims to work with and through its members, partners and observers to secure action without duplicating the efforts of others. 

The current priorities are to secure well informed debate and policy to promote:

  • UK/EU competitiveness by addressing the issues that determine the location of knowledge-based industries;

  • social inclusion by better practice in the use of technology to help deliver public services to those in most need of them;

  • the confident use of on-line services by addressing the issues of on-line governance, policing and service quality.

 

EURIM Achievements

  • EURIM helped set the agenda for Transformational Government, including the need to address the issues of secure data sharing.

  • EURIM alerted Government to the need for co-operation with industry in the fight against e-Crime and set the agenda for Get Safe On-line, the NHTCU and SOCA E-Crime and the forthcoming E-Crime Reduction Partnership.

  • EURIM helped set the agenda for the Communications Bill and organise the ground-breaking pre-legislative scrutiny proves.

  • EURIM was the first ICT group to recognise the full impact of the RIP legislation and exerted influence in time to secure change, including a re-write of the Regulations for the Lawful Interception of Business Communications. 

  • EURIM cut six months off the response time of HMG and the Commission to Y2K.

  • EURIM has staged constructive debate on “difficult” issues, such as identity management and intellectual property rights over more than a decade in such a way as to remain trusted and respected by all - save those who are absolutely certain that “their” solution is the only “right” answer.

  • EURIM set the agenda for original European Telecommunication liberalisation.

 

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Contact for press enquiries:

If you wish to obtain comment from a EURIM Officer please contact the Admin Office in the first instance and they will direct you to the appropriate individual for your query.

(preferably via admin@eurim.org – but if you need a same-day response, call 0844 812 2577.)

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