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What is EPRA?
posted on 10 November, 2011 18:15   (public)
EPRA stands for the European Platform of regulatory authorities and was set up in April 1995 in Malta. The platform provides a forum for informal discussion and exchange of views between regulatory authorities in the broadcasting field, for exchange of information about common issues of national and European broadcasting regulation and for discussion of practical solutions to legal problems regarding the interpretation and application of broadcasting regulation. Beware, there are many other organisations called EPRA, such as the European Real Estate Association, see or the Échanges et productions radiophoniques, see
Can I participate in an EPRA meeting?
posted on 23 January, 2012 21:33   (public)
EPRA meetings are members' only meetings and thus closed to the public. Apart from the EPRA members, only invited observers can participate to the meetings (see question on observers status).
Is there such a thing as an observer status?
posted on 23 January, 2012 21:41   (public)
Yes. The Chairperson may invite representatives of governments, or regulatory authorities which are not members to a meeting of the EPRA if their participation is considered useful for the meeting or in order to allow them to attain an overview of the activities of the platform for a possible future membership. The Chairperson may also invite participants other than regulatory authorities for a specific presentation. For further information, please contact: Ms Emmanuelle Machet, Secretary to the EPRA  
Does EPRA offer internships?
posted on 23 January, 2012 21:49   (public)
Occasionally, notably during the period June-August. If you wish to apply for an internship at the EPRA Secretariat in Strasbourg, please send your CV to Emmanuelle Machet, Secretary to the EPRA.  
Is EPRA an EU Institution?
posted on 23 January, 2012 21:58   (public)
No, EPRA is not an EU institution. The EPRA is not financed by European subsidies either but through a yearly membership fee. However, the European Commission (DG Information Society and Media), the Council of Europe (Media Division & Information Society), the European Audiovisual Observatory and the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media are permanent observers and may send observers to EPRA meetings.
Where is the seat of EPRA?
posted on 23 January, 2012 22:09   (public)
EPRA consists of an Executive Board and a Secretariat. The Executive Board is nominated and elected by the members for a period of two years. The Chairperson chairs the meetings and represents the EPRA in its external relations. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons are members or employees of their respective regulatory authority. The EPRA Secretariat is located in Strasbourg, France within the premises of the European Audiovisual Observatory. More information under the menu about EPRA.
Are EPRA meeting papers available to the public?
posted on 23 January, 2012 22:15   (public)
The minutes of the meetings are not available to the public. However, many working papers compiled either by the Secretariat or by EPRA members and several presentations of the speakers during the meetings are available on the website, under the menu working papers.
How can I find the regulatory authorities in different countries?
posted on 23 January, 2012 22:27   (public)
The EPRA website provides a list of EPRA members (menu: About the EPRA) and a list of regulatory authorities in other countries (menu: about regulation) which are not EPRA members. Links to the authorities and contact details can be found under the section.
Where can I find broadcasting laws of different countries in Europe?
posted on 23 January, 2012 22:31   (public)
The EPRA website provides a list with links to broadcasting legislation in all countries where EPRA members are located: under the menu "Regulation"