The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) gathers high level representatives of national independent regulatory bodies in the field of audiovisual services, to advise the Commission on the implementation of the EU's Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) .
ERGA was established in February 2014 by the European Commission, having as its main objectives:
- to assist the Commission in ensuring a consistent implementation of the AVMSD
- to facilitate cooperation between the regulatory bodies in the EU
- to allow for an exchange of experience and good practices.
Since 1 January 2016, ERGA is chaired by Prof. Madeleine de Cock Buning, Professor of Media Law at Utrecht University and president of the Dutch regulator. Mr Oliver Schrameck (ERGA Chair in 2014-2015) is now Vice-Chair, along with Ms. Mirjana Rakić, Chairman of the Croatian regulator until April 2016.