On the 1st of September the 2nd meeting of the Resonance Group on the Future of EReg/EUCARIS took place. This Resonance Group has been installed following the agreements of the EUCARIS General Assembly of September 2021 and the EReg General Meeting of May 2022. The online meeting was attended by 17 members and was chaired by Mr Servi Beckers (chair of EReg and EUCARIS).
The meeting started with a short recap on what happened since the EReg GM&AC in Oslo: several meetings of the Joint Working Group took place and a questionnaire was sent to EReg members about the priorities of the work of both the EReg and EUCARIS Secretariat. A legal advisor has investigated the future partnership between EReg and EUCARIS with a focus first on combining the secretariats. One of the possible options is the establishment of a permanent secretariat of EReg.
KBA (Germany) volunteered to help and came up with the CCC-proposal: Closer Cooperation and the Convergence of EUCARIS and EReg. This was presented during the Resonance Group. Furthermore, Ms Idske Dijkstra (EUCARIS secretariat) explained the consequences for the EUCARIS Rules of Procedure and Ms Kim van Driel (EReg secretariat) explained the consequences for the EReg Articles of Incorporation and Internal Rules.
The next step was to submit the new version of the EUCARIS Rules of Procedure to the members of the EUCARIS General Assembly for agreement during the meeting in Tallinn on 29 September. There the EUCARIS General Assembly approved the proposal on changing the Rules of Procedure, making the way ready for formally combining both secretariats. The coming period the Joint Working Group will further work on the plans and ideas, like for example the membership of EReg.