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In 2017 the General Area continued to provide support to the Business Areas and management in Brussels, and work with ENTSOG members. Support is through the Legal, HR, Finance, IT and Communications functions to ensure there is a robust platform for the activities and deliverables of ENTSOG’s Business Areas. The General Area was also responsible for organising the meetings of the General Assembly and the Board as well as coordinating ENTSOG’s publications – the Annual Report 2016 and Annual Work Programme 2018. In addition, the activities of the Liaison Group, the Legal Advisory Group and the Financial Committee were organised by the General Area.
Even though the General Area is responsible for coordination of the Annual Report and Annual Work Programme (AWP) these publications are the result of combined efforts from the entire ENTSOG team – the Annual Report assesses ENTSOG’s work and achievements retrospectively for each given year and provides an opportunity for comparing the delivered results against the AWP. The ENTSOG AWP contains the expected activities for ENTSOG in the upcoming year, is aligned with the European Commission’s (EC’s) Three Year Plan, takes into account the ACER opinions on ENTSOG’s work and allows the interested stakeholders to prepare their activities vis-àvis ENTSOG.
The Communications Team continued to support managerial activities as well as promoting the activities of ENTSOG to its members and the external environment.
In 2017, the ENTSOG Legal Team ensured the day to day activities of the association from the legal perspective as well as supporting activities undertaken by the different Business Areas, such as support on the implementation of the existing network codes and in some cases effect monitoring.
ENTSOG Human Resources continued with a well-prepared recruitment process, so that the relevant resources and competences were in place to perform the requested activities.