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 35 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.

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

14th ECO Council meeting (Dublin, Ireland, 3-4 May 2016)
The ECO Council approved the 2015 ECO Annual Accounts and the 2015 ECO Annual Report.

13th ECO Council meeting (ECO, Copenhagen, 16-17 December 2015)
The ECO is delighted to announce that its governing Council has appointed Dr. Samuel Ritchie of Ireland as its new Vice-Chair, at its most recent meeting. He takes the position with immediate effect.

12th ECO Council meeting (Biel, Switzerland on 5-7 May 2015):
The ECO is delighted to announce that its governing Council has appointed Ms. Marta Leandro of Portugal as Council Chair, at its most recent meeting.  She takes the position with immediate effect.
The ECO would also like to express its sincere appreciation to the outgoing Chairman, Mr. Geir Sundal of Norway, who has decided to retire from the Norwegian Administration. We wish him all the best and a happy retirement.

11th ECO Council meeting:
At the 11th meeting of the ECO Council in Copenhagen on 3-4 December 2014, Czech Republic became a member of ECO Council.
Lithuania became the 35th member on the 1st  of February 2015.

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, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Vatican City.


Updated: 16 May 2018, 13:37