Article 25: Operation of the European Semiconductor Board
1. The European Semiconductor Board shall hold ordinary meetings at least once a year. It may hold extraordinary meetings at the request of the Commission or a Member State and as referred to in Article 15 and Article 18.
2. The European Semiconductor Board shall hold separate meetings for its tasks referred to in Article 23(2), point (a), and for its tasks referred to in Article 23(2), points (b), (c) and (d).
3. The Chair shall convene the meetings and prepare the agenda in accordance with the tasks of the European Semiconductor Board pursuant to this Regulation and with its rules of procedure. The Commission shall provide administrative and analytical support for the activities of the European Semiconductor Board pursuant to Article 23.
4. The Commission may appoint observers to take part in the meetings, as appropriate. The Commission may invite experts with specific expertise, including from relevant stakeholder organisations, with respect to a subject matter on the agenda to take part in the meetings of the European Semiconductor Board on an ad hoc basis. The Commission may facilitate exchanges between the European Semiconductor Board and other Union bodies, offices, agencies and advisory groups. The Commission shall invite a representative from the European Parliament as an observer to the European Semiconductor Board. The Commission shall ensure the participation of relevant other Union institutions and bodies as observers to the European Semiconductor Board with respect to meetings concerning Chapter IV on monitoring and crisis response. Observers and experts shall not have voting rights and shall not participate in the formulation of opinions, recommendations or advice of the European Semiconductor Board and its sub-groups.
5. The European Semiconductor Board shall take the necessary measures to ensure the safe handling and processing of confidential information.
Note: This is not the final text of the European Chips Act. This is the text of the European Chips Act Proposal of February 2022.