ECO Council

The European Communications Office (ECO) is the permanent Secretariat of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), an organisation where policy makers and regulators from 48 countries across Europe collaborate to harmonise telecommunication, radio spectrum and postal regulations.

The ECO is governed by a Council, consisting of representatives of the 36 countries contributing to the financing of the ECO. The countries are listed at the bottom of this page and shown on the map.

The Council shall be the supreme decision making body of the ECO and shall in particular:

  1. determine the ECO's policy on technical and administrative matters;
  2. approve the work programme, the budget and the accounts;
  3. determine the number of staff and their terms of employment;
  4. appoint the Director and the Staff;
  5. enter into contracts and agreements on behalf of the ECO.

19th ECO Council meeting (ECO, Copenhagen, 21-22 November 2018)
At the 19th meeting of the ECO Council in Copenhagen on 21-22 November 2018, Malta became the 36th member of the ECO Council.
The ECO Council appointed Dr. Samuel Ritchie of Ireland for a second term as ECO Council Vice-Chairman. It also approved the 2019 ECO budget and the 2019 ECO work programme.

18th ECO Council meeting (ECO, Copenhagen, 3-4 May 2018)
The ECO Council appointed its Chairperson for a second term as ECO Council Chairperson. It also approved the 2017 ECO Annual Accounts and took note of the publication of the 2017 ECO Annual Report.

17th ECO Council meeting (ECO, Copenhagen, 30 November - 1 December 2017)
The ECO Council approved the 2018 ECO budget and the 2018 ECO work programme. It further approved ECO hosting the Public Safety Answering Points – Directory (PSAP-DIR)”

16th ECO Council meeting (Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-4 May 2017)
The ECO Council approved the 2016 ECO Annual Accounts and the 2016 ECO Annual Report.

15th ECO Council meeting (ECO, Copenhagen, 1-2 December 2016)
The ECO Council approved the 2017 ECO budget and the 2017 ECO work programme.

Per Christensen, ECO Director, Marta Leandro, Council Chair and
Samuel Ritchie, Council Vice-Chair

ECO Mission statement

ECO Annual Report 2017

ECO Convention:   English    French    German


The following countries participate in the ECO Council:  Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Vatican City.


Updated: 19 March 2019, 14:29