ITU Regional Development Forum for Europe on "Broadband for Sustainable Development" was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with the Ministry for Information Society of Romania and National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM). The Forum took place in Bucharest, Romania, from 20 to 22 April 2015, and was held back to back with the CEPT Com-ITU meeting on 22-24 April 2015.
Regional Development Forums provided an opportunity for high-level dialogue between the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) and decision-makers, governments and regulators, of ITU Member States and Sector Members. They served as a platform for assessing strategic orientations that may have an impact on BDT's regional work plan in between world telecommunication development conferences. In this context, these Forums will report on the activities of the Dubai Action Plan, with particular emphasis on regional initiatives in order to get feedback from membership to adjust BDT's work in the regions.
The Forum discussed in detail the five regional initiatives approved by WTDC-14, providing members with an opportunity to exchange experiences and best practice in the implementation of these initiatives. It also paid special attention to the new ITU Strategic Plan for 2016-2019, the activities of the ITU-D Study Groups, and the activities of the ITU Centres of Excellence.