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The European Regulators Group for Postal Services

The European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) is an advisory group to the European Commission. Its main objective is to help consolidate the internal postal services market and ensure consistent application of relevant legislation. To achieve these objectives, ERGP facilitates cooperation between the independent National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and between them and the Commission.

News & Updates

Press release: 23rd ERGP Plenary Meeting in Barcelona, 25 November 2022

Press release: 3rd ERGP stakeholders forum, 30 September 2022

Press release: ERGP 22nd Plenary meeting 

ERGP adopted a position paper on 26 April 2022 on the European Commission report on the application of the Postal Services Directive.

ERGP is on LinkedIn

Membership

The European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) is composed of NRAs from EU countries. The Commission, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority, NRAs from European Economic Area countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and EU candidate countries participate as observers to the group.

Participation takes place at the level of heads of the NRAs and the chair is elected from the membership. The Commission provides the secretariat to the group.

Contact

ERGP can be contacted via grow-ergp@ec.europa.eu

Expert groups

The ERGP work programme for 2023 was adopted during the ERGP plenary on 25 November 2022.

The work programme is organised based on the 3 strategic pillars of the medium term strategy 2023-2025

  • Strategic pillar I – revisiting the postal sector and its regulatory framework in the light of environmental sustainability and digitalisation
  • Strategic pillar II – promoting a competitive EU postal single market in the context of rising e-commerce deliveries
  • Strategic pillar III – empowering end-users and ensuring a user oriented universal service

According to the medium term strategy, in all activities stemming from strategic pillars I, II and III, ERGP will focus on

  • providing proactive and forward-looking support and advice to the European Commission
  • refocusing the objectives of the regulatory framework following the greenfield approach
  • continue reflecting specificities of the letter mail segment as part of the postal sector
  • empowering the end-users ensuring their ability to make an informed choice and benefit from changing business models while being protected in a volatile economic environment
  • enhanced engagement with relevant stakeholders and international organisations
  • efficiency

The implementation of the 2023 work programme is entrusted to ERGP work groups, composed of experts from national regulatory authorities.

Meetings, documents and consultations

Since it was established, the ERGP has played an important role in postal reform and oversight. Comprehensive information about the ERGP meetings and publications is available here.