The 1st Steering Committee Meeting for Centres of Excellence for Europe was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 February 2015 and hosted by the European Communication Office.
The meeting was attended by BDT/ITU-D delegates: Jaroslaw Ponder, Cosmas Zavazava and Mike Nxele as well as Marcin Krasuski, the chairman of COM ITU/CEPT; and furthemore, representatives from membership administrations of ITU: Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Republic of Macedonia, and representatives of European CoEs: Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Poland and Republic of Macedonia.
The objective of the meeting (SC-CoE-EUR) was aligned with the Agenda and was to take key strategic decisions aimed at implementation of the approved new Centres of Excellence strategy and its related Operational Processes and Procedures. Mr. Manuel da Costa Cabral, External Affairs Department, ANACOM, Portugal was nominated as Chairman of SC-CoE-EUR. Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, ITU Coordinator for Europe, was introduced as Secretary of SC-CoE-EUR.
Based on inputs from the Centres of Excellence a draft annual training plan for Europe has been agreed as presented and a 20% retention by the ITU should be applied until the next meeting of the Steering Committee. The Chairman Report as well as other documents can be found on ITU CoE Steering Committee pages.