Electronic Working Arrangements (EWA)

With such a wide geographical reach, the ECC has developed electronic working arrangements to enhance meeting participation and efficiency, ensuring all our members have the opportunity to contribute.

It is widely recognized within the ECC that Electronic Working Arrangements (EWA) have a big potential to increase the efficiency of the working process, broaden participation and at the same time reduce expenses.

The ECC Working Group Regulatory Affairs (WGRA, was active from April 2003 to September 2011), supported by the Office, developed the necessary regulatory framework for the implementation of EWA.

WGRA has produced the following deliverables on EWM:

  • "Implementation of Electronic Working Methods (EWM) in the ECC working process" (endorsed by the 24th ECC meeting, 26-30 October 2009, Skopje, FYROM);
  • "Implementation of virtual participation Electronic Working Methods in the ECC working process" (endorsed by the 30th meeting, 6-9 December 2011, Kazan, Russian Federation).

ECC at its 30th meeting 6-9 December 2011, Kazan, Russian Federation, adopted 4 recommendations which define the framework for the usage of the EWA in the work of ECC.

At the request of the ECC, the Office evaluated, proposed and aid practical implementation of a "GoToMeeting" software platform for enabling remote participation in ECC meetings.

The Office has also developed "ECO Guidelines on Electronic Working Arrangements (EWA)" consisting of the following parts (available on the ECC website):


ECO contact for enquiries related to the Electronic Working Arrangements:
Per Christensen (ECO), e-mail: per.christensen@eco.cept.org  or phone 45 33 89 63 01


Updated: 02 January 2019, 11:36