NEWS & EVENTS

EUTELSAT IGO Meetings

 

Upcoming Meetings

50th meeting of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee – 21 October 2021

51st meeting of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee – 7 April 2022

43rd meeting of the EUTELSAT Assembly of Parties – 1st semester 2023

 

Previous Meetings

49th Advisory Committee Meeting (virtual)

11 May 2021

The new members of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee, comprising the Parties of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Turkey met virtually for their first working session since the last meeting of the Assembly of Parties in March 2021. Representatives of the Parties of Armenia, Germany and Portugal participated in the meeting in the capacity of Observers. The Committee reappointed Dr Diana Daczi of the Party of Hungary as its Chair.

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on 21 October 2021.

 

42nd meeting of the Assembly of Parties (virtual)

24 & 25 March 2021

The 42nd Assembly of Parties of  EUTELSAT took place virtually 24 and 25 March 2021 under the Chairmanship of Ms Ivana Stanković of Serbia with as Vice-Chair Ms Viviane Arni of Switzerland.

The Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT IGO Mr Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski had the honour to host several prominent guests who addressed the Assembly during an opening ceremony – Mr Houlin Zhao (Secretary General, ITU), Ms Elodie Viau (Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA), Mr Moin Ahmed (Director General, IMSO), Mr Patrick Masambu (Director General, ITSO), Ms Ksenia Drozdova (Chairperson of the Intersputnik Operations Committee, Intersputnik) and Mr David Bertolotti (Director of Institutional and International Affairs, Eutelsat Communications S.A.) The speakers stressed the important role that satellite-based solutions can play in bridging digital inequalities and in meeting the need to increase universal connectivity in the face of the global challenge of the COVID epidemic.

The Assembly re-elected Mr Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski of Poland by acclamation to the post of Executive Secretary for a second term of four years to commence on 2 July 2021. The assembly also appointed a new Advisory Committee composed for the next two years of the Parties of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Turkey.

On the second day of its meeting, the Assembly reviewed information from the Executive Secretary and from Eutelsat S.A. on this subject and noted that the company had complied with its commitments. A presentation on this matter was made by the Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications S.A. Mr Rodolphe Belmer, which was highly appreciated.

The meeting was coordinted from Paris by the EUTELSAT IGO Secretariat.

The next ordinary meeting of the Assembly of Parties will take place during the first Semester of 2023. For the official press release click here.

 

48th Advisory Committee Meeting (virtual)

28 & 29 January 2021

The members of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee met virtually for their last meeting before the next Assembly of Parties (24-25 March 2021). Currently composed of the Parties of Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey, the Committee is chaired by Dr Diana Daczi of the Party of Hungary. A new Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Assembly of Parties in March 2021.  A representative of the Party of the Republic of Bulgaria participated in the meeting in the capacity of Observer and the President of the Assembly of Parties H.E. Mr Frédéric Labarrère of Monaco attended the meeting as a guest.

The Executive Secretary informed the Committee of the activities of the Organisation since October 2020 and provided a report on matters pertaining to the observance of the Basic Principles by Eutelsat S.A. Michel Azibert, Deputy CEO of Eutelsat Communications S.A., presented Eutelsat’s activities in relation with the Company’s obligations towards EUTELSAT Member States.

In accordance with its mandate, the Committee reviewed the annual budgets of the Organisation for the next two financial years (2021-22 and 2022-23) and prepared a summary report if its activities to be submitted to the Assembly of Parties.

 

47th Advisory Committee Meeting

Paris, 2 October 2020

Due to the global health situation that led to significant travel restrictions in Europe and the implementation of public health measures in the EUTELSAT Member States, the 47th meeting of the Advisory Committee took place remotely on 2 October 2020 under the chairmanship of Dr Diana Daczi of the Party of Hungary.

Appointed by the Assembly of Parties, the Advisory Committee is comprised of the Parties of Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey. Representatives of the Parties of Armenia and Bulgaria participated in the meeting in the capacity of Observers. The President of the Assembly of Parties H.E.Mr Frédéric Labarrère of Monaco attended the meeting as a guest.

The Executive Secretary informed the Committee of the activities of the Organisation since May 2020 and provided a report on matters pertaining to the observance of the Basic Principles by Eutelsat S.A. At the invitation of the Executive Secretary, Michel Azibert – Deputy CEO of Eutelsat Communications S.A. made an oral presentation on Eutelsat’s activities since the beginning of the year showing that the Company is able to observe the Basic Principles.

In accordance with its mandate, the Committee reviewed the results for the period July 2019 to June 2020 and continued its review of administrative matters in relation to the pension scheme of the EUTELSAT Secretariat staff. The members of the Committee have also continued to examine and discuss the issue of the appointment of Parties to the Advisory Committee.

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on 28 & 29 January 2021 in Paris.

 

46th Advisory Committee Meeting

28 May 2020

In light of the public health measures taken by the EUTELSAT Member States to address the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 46th meeting of the Advisory Committee took place remotely for the first time in the history of EUTELSAT IGO. This historical meeting was chaired by Dr Diana Daczi of the Party of Hungary, nominated Chairperson of the Committee at its meeting in January 2020.

Since the last meeting of the Assembly of Parties held in April 2019, the Advisory Committee is comprised of the Parties of Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey. Representatives of the Parties of Bulgaria and Portugal participated in the meeting in the capacity of Observers.

The Executive Secretary informed the Committee of the activities of the Organisation since February 2020 and provided a report on matters pertaining to the observance of the Basic Principles by Eutelsat S.A. In accordance with its mandate the Committee continued its review of administrative matters in relation to the EUTELSAT Staff Secretariat.

The next meeting will take place on 2 October 2020 in Paris.

 

45th Advisory Committee Meeting

Paris, 31 January 2020

The new members of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee, comprising the Parties of Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey met on 31 January 2020 in Paris for their first working session since the last meeting of the Assembly of Parties. Representatives of the Parties of Armenia and Bulgaria participated in the meeting in the capacity of Observers. The Committee nominated Dr Diana Daczi of the Party of Hungary as its Chairperson.

At the invitation of the Executive Secretary, Michel Azibert Deputy CEO of Eutelsat Communications S.A. made an oral presentation on Eutelsat’s activities since the last meeting of the Assembly of Parties. During this meeting the Committee noted the activities of the Organisation since April 2019 and was provided with a report on matters pertaining to the Company’s observance of the Basic Principles.

In accordance with its mandate the Committee studied the results of the financial year 2018-2019 in relation to the budget, was consulted on the appointment of external auditors for the coming financial years and continued its review of administrative matters in relation to the EUTELSAT staff Secretariat.

The next meeting will take place on 28 May 2020 in Paris.

 

41st Meeting of the EUTELSAT Assembly of Parties

Paris, 10-11 April 2019

The 41st Assembly of Parties of the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization EUTELSAT took place 10 and 11 April 2019 in Paris, under the Chairmanship of Mr Frédéric Labarrère of Monaco, with as Vice-Chair Ms Ivana Stanković of Serbia.

The Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT IGO Mr Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski had the honour to host several prominent guests who addressed the Assembly during an opening ceremony – Mr Patrick Masambu of ITSO, Captain Moin Ahmed of IMSO, Mr Alexandre Vallet of ITU and Mr Jean Francois Bureau of Eutelsat S.A. The speakers agreed that the satellite based solutions can play a major role in reducing the global digital divide thus contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Assembly reviewed information from the Executive Secretary and from Eutelsat S.A. regarding the respect of the commitments the Company made to the EUTELSAT Member States when the assets and operations of the intergovernmental organisation were transferred to it in 2001. A presentation on this matter was made by the Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications S.A. Mr Rodolphe Belmer which was highly appreciated by participants.

The Assembly appointed the new Advisory Committee for a mandate of two years composed of the Parties of Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and Turkey. The next ordinary meeting of the Assembly of Parties will take place 24 and 25 March 2021. For the official press release click here.

 

44th Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties

Paris, 14-15 February 2019

The members of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee met on 14-15 February 2019 in Paris for their last meeting before the next Assembly of Parties (10-11 April 2019). The Advisory Committee is currently composed of representatives of the Parties of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. The Parties of Armenia and Azerbaijan participated in the meeting in the capacity of Observers. A new Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Assembly of Parties in April 2019.

 

43rd Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties

Paris, 14 December 2018

The Advisory Committee met on 14 December 2018 in Paris for its 43rd meeting. Since March 2017 the Committee is composed of representatives of the Parties of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland and works under the chairmanship of Mr Dietmar Plesse of Germany. The Parties of Belgium and Croatia attended the last meeting as Observers.

One of the matters currently being examined by the Committee is a revision of the Staff Regulations of the EUTELSAT IGO Secretariat. The Committee will continue its review of this subject at its next meeting on 14-15 February 2019 with a view to make recommendations to the Assembly of Parties in April 2019.

 

39th meeting of the Joint Commission

Paris, 15 November 2018

The 39th meeting of the Joint Commission between Eutelsat S.A. and EUTELSAT IGO took place in Paris on 15 November 2018 during which results for the past and current fiscal years were presented.

 

42nd Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties

Paris, 28 september 2018

The Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties to the EUTELSAT Convention, composed of representatives of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland, held its forty-second meeting on 28 September 2018 in Paris. Representatives of the Parties of Spain and Turkey attended as observers and the Chairman of the 40th Assembly of Parties Frédéric Labarrère attended as a guest.

The Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT reported on activities of the Secretariat since the last meeting of the Committee, on the observance of the Basic Principles and presented the results for the period July 2017 to June 2018. The Advisory Committee continued its review of the proposed changes to the EUTELSAT Secretariat Staff Regulations and pension scheme.

Michel Azibert, Deputy CEO of Eutelsat Communications S.A. made an oral presentation on Eutelsat’s activities.

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee will be held in December 2018.

 

41st Meeting of the EUTELSAT Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties

Paris, 6 April 2018

The Advisory Committee of the Assembly of Parties held its forty-first meeting on 6 April 2018, in Paris. Since the last meeting of the Assembly of Parties in March 2017 and until its next ordinary meeting, the Advisory Committee of EUTELSAT is composed of representatives of the Parties of France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. The Parties of Armenia and Azerbaijan were also present as Observers. The next meeting of the Committee will take place in September 2018.