GIPO's Advisory Group (AG) works independently from the services of the European Commission and the contractor. Its main tasks are to:
The mandate of the AG is flexible, and based upon the tasks described above. Each AG member will provide input based on their area of expertise. The AG can act upon consultation by the services of the European Commission or the contractor, or issue its own non-binding advice without a prior request.
The AG consists of twelve members, working in a personal capacity. The European Commission (EC) invited eight members. The remainder was nominated through an open process. No legally binding commitment is required from AG members vis-à-vis their tasks in the AG (i.e. no contract was signed). However, we request a commitment to engage in the process for at least one year. Renewal of AG membership is possible.