In 2011, the EPRA adopted its first Annual Work Programme with five goals in mind:
Facilitate and enhance the contribution of EPRA members allowing them to anticipate and prepare the timing and modalities of their involvement in meetings and work throughout the year.
Improve the value of the network by ensuring the continuity of the work between meetings and the preparation of in-depth reports and meetings.
Lighten the administrative tasks of the Secretariat allowing it to devote greater time to substantial work.
Facilitate the work of the Board and the Secretariat in the organisation of the two annual meetings.
Increase EPRA’s visibility for both members and stakeholders.
After exchanging on relevant topics at the EPRA autumn meeting (phase 1),
suggestions from members are collected via a formal call for topics (phase 2),
the EPRA Board prepares a draft work programme (phase 3),
a wide-ranging consultation process of EPRA members takes place (phase 4),
the Board adopts the final programme at the end of January (phase 5).