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1 International Telecommunication Union Towards Effective Coordination for Europe Jaroslaw K. Ponder Coordinator, Europe, BDT (EUR) International Telecommunication Union Presentation

2 2 Europe: Special focus on the Central and Eastern Europe Europe: 42 countries CEE: 19 countries including 10 EU members* Population (total)= M Density= per m2 GDP per capita= 7578 USD Basic ICT Statistics Total Telephone Subscr.= 155.5M Fixed lines per 100= 28.7 Mobile per 100= 106 Effective teledencity= Note: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria*, Croatia, Cyprys, Czech Rep.*, Estonia*, Hungary*, Latvia*, Lithuania*, Malta, Montenegro, Poland*, Romania*, Serbia, Slovak Rep.*, Slovenia*, TFYR Macedonia, Turkey *

3 3 Europe Coordination at the ITU-D focal points for the Europe support for all Union activities The Europe coordination at the ITU Headquarter acts as the focal points for the Europe. It seeks to provide support for all Union activities, helping implement its strategic and policy objectives through direct, sustained contact with national authorities, regional telecommunication organizations and other relevant bodies. assist the countries indevelopment inter and intra regional cooperation They also assist the countries in development inter and intra regional cooperation aimed at focusing on mainstreaming of the activities that focus on economies in transition as well as developing and least developed countries to meet their development goals. the basic functions of the development sector In addition to providing technical and logistical support to development activities, the Europe coordination fulfill the basic functions of the development sector as a specialized and executing agency, resource mobilizer and information centre.

4 4 Europe Coordination at the ITU-D ITU's regional presence serves also to assist the ITU General Secretariat, the Radiocommunication Bureau and the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau in fulfilling their missions by: promoting their work promoting their work, representing them at regional and national events assisting them in organizing events assisting them in organizing events of a regional character in their respective domain of activities or in joint activities with BDT representing representing ITU's elected officials at regional events visions and the needs expressing the visions and the needs of the countries in the different domains of activities and proposing actions for responding to their needs.

5 5 BDT Structure Notes: Dashed line = coordination of the BDT activities; RO = Regional Offices; AO = Area Offices

6 6 Europe Coordination: Communication Means Electronic Portal Electronic Distribution Lists EUR distribution Online Registration System Building sustainable contact relations Press coverage ITU News / Publications / Flash

7 7 Europe Coordination: Significant DAP Meetings in January / Geneva Training for CEE Administrations TDAG 1 March / On-line Virtual Forum on Strategic Management for Europe and CIS 30 March – 3 April / Montenegro Human Capacity Building Forum for Europe and CIS CoE Steering Committee for Europe Internet Training Centers Meeting for Europe and CIS 1 May / On-line Virtual Forum on Strategic Management for Europe and CIS 30 April / Serbia Digital Broadcasting April / Greece Emergency Telecommunication June / TBD Global Symposium for Regulators November / Geneva Council December / January Regional Preparatory Meeting Series of promotional events at national level

8 8 ITU Regional Human Capacity Development Forum for Europe and CIS 3 meetings in one 3 meetings in one HCB Forum CoE Steering Committee Internet Training Providers Meeting Set-up Set-up 100 Professionals Leading executive training providers Exhibition

9 9 Regional Workshop on Transition to Digital Broadcasting When? April / May Where? Serbia, Belgrad Budget ~ USD Participation 100 (15 countries) Languages English Coordination ITU-D / ITU-R

10 10 Regional Preparatory Meeting (EUR) When? December 2009 January 2010 Where? Greece Poland Serbia Andora Budget ~TBD Participation participants Languages English French Spanish

11 11 Europe Coordination: Ad-hock Assistance 2008/February : Romania Protocol consisting of 6 cooperation points 2008/November: Albania Training and licenses for SMS4D 2008/2009: Serbia, Montenegro January 2008: Training for CEE administrations 2009/Bulgaria Digital Broadcasting Study 2009/November: Serbia Digital Broadcasting Event 2009/ Poland: Pending Investment

12 12 ITU Centres of Excellence for Europe&CIS Executive Training Executive Training Technology Awareness Policy and Regulation Spectrum Management Network Development Learning Methods Learning Methods Face-to-Face Distance Learning CoE Nodes in Europe CoE Nodes in Europe INA (Greece) NBU (Bulgaria) NIT (Poland) SPB (Romania) For more information see:

13 13 Action Number TitleLeading Node DurationTentative Schedule Hosting Country 1Universal Access and Service FrameworksGreece/INA (Hosted by Serbia) 3 daysTBD Serbia 2On-line course on Broadband Communications regulatory aspects Greece/INADL 6 weeks End of February e-learning Platform 3Regulation of retail prices of SMP fixed telecommunication operators and their obligations (Macedonia) Greece/INA3 daysTBD Macedonia 4Market Analysis: Towards 8 Markets (INA)Greece/INA3 daysTBD Greece 5Case Study on WiMax: Techno-economic, Regulatory and Policy Challenges Bulgaria/ NBU TBD Bulgaria 6On-line course on New Spectrum Management conception and regulation Bulgaria/ NBU DL 6 weeks TBD ITU e-learning platform 7PPP in Telecom SectorBulgaria/ Greece 3 daysTBD 2009 CoE Activities in Europe Further plan of action for 2009 will be determined during the SC-CoE in Montenegro

14 International Telecommunication Union Thank you very much for your attention! Jaroslaw K. Ponder Coordinator, Europe, BDT (EUR) International Telecommunication Union


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