Multiannual radio spectrum policy programme 2012-2016 RSPP Closed!


This Decision establishes a multiannual radio spectrum policy programme for the strategic planning and harmonisation of the use of spectrum to ensure the functioning of the internal market in the Union policy areas involving the use of spectrum, such as electronic communications, research, technological development and space, transport, energy and audiovisual policies.

This Decision shall not affect the sufficient availability of spectrum for other Union policy areas such as civil protection and disaster relief, and the Common Security and Defence Policy.


Member States shall cooperate with each other and with the Commission in a transparent manner, in order to ensure the consistent application of the following general regulatory prin­ciples across the Union:

  • (a) applying the most appropriate and least onerous authori­sation system possible in such a way as to maximise flexi­bility and efficiency in spectrum use. Such an authorisation system shall be based on objective, transparent, non-discriminatory and proportionate criteria;
  • (b) fostering development of the internal market by promoting the emergence of future Union-wide digital services and by fostering effective competition;
  • (c) promoting competition and innovation, taking account of the need to avoid harmful interference and of the need to ensure technical quality of service in order to facilitate the availability of broadband services and to respond effectively to increased wireless data traffic;
  • (d) defining the technical conditions of the use of spectrum, taking full account of relevant Union law, including on the limitation of the exposure of the general public to elec­tromagnetic fields;
  • (e) promoting technology and service neutrality in the rights of use of spectrum, where possible.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • -1,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

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