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UKE' s support for Georgian NRA in reorganization in order to prepare for functioning according to the EU standards

Before Poland joined the EU, the Polish regulator acquired help from member states in the form of twinning projects with regulatory bodies of EU Member States. Thanks to these projects, it became much easier to adjust Polish telecommunications regulations to EU norms and to apply proven regulatory tools in practice.

The Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) is currently at a similar stage, preparing regulatory provisions on the basis of EU law or adjusting to EU requirements. For instance, an expression of these actions is ongoing reform of the Georgian public administration, within which public service principles are being implemented.

UKE' s support for Georgian NRA in reorganization in order to prepare for functioning according to the EU standards

Cooperation between the Office of Electronic Communications (OEC) and the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) has been underway since 2011. Foundations were laid by the Declaration on cooperation signed by the OEC President and the GNCC Chairman in Tbilisi on 15 April 2011.

In 2011, the first project was implemented as part of the Developmental Cooperation Programme. GNCC project participants were acquainted with all areas of operation of the Polish regulator (apart from the postal service) and a list of best practices was turned over. In subsequent years, cooperation was continued through bilateral contacts. The aim of the project was for GNCC staff to acquire knowledge and to become familiar with OEC experience in the management of frequency resources and in ensuring access to telecommunication services for people with disabilities. A study visit was organised for GNCC staff responsible for management of frequency resources and for conducting actions for people with disabilities.

UKE' s support for Georgian NRA in reorganization in order to prepare for functioning according to the EU standards

The following are outcomes of the project:

a)      Adjustment of the organisational structure of the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) to meet new regulatory challenges in connection with the introduction of civil services;

b)      Improvement of the skills of GNCC staff in the following areas:

  1. regulation of the telecommunications market on the basis of EU regulations;
  2. analysis of markets and actions to foster competition;
  3. ensuring access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities;
  4. market surveillance of products;
  5. research in quality of services;
  6. management of frequency resources.