Dear European Parliament,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

The number of iPads and iPhones provided to MEPs and the European Parliament staff since the policy was launched. Please also provide the overall cost and price per unit as well as model types.

Yours faithfully,

Nikolaj Nielsen

EUobserver
Rue Montoyer / Montoyerstraat 18B
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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Dear Mr Braun,

 

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for access to documents, which was registered on 20.06.2019 under
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European Parliament
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional Affairs
and Legislative Coordination
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Dear Mr Nielsen, 

 

In reply to your request, the European Parliament would draw your
attention to the fact that several policies and programmes led to the use
of modern information tools such as smartphones and tablets. With its
first EMAS registration, in 2007 (Eco-management and audit scheme)
Parliament's target was to reduce the carbon emissions by 2020 including
the progressive reduction of the printed documents. Within the framework
of the budget proposal for 2014, the European Parliament's Bureau adopted
"paperless" good practices such as the Paperless/e-meeting.   The European
Parliament hence moved towards a totally on-line EP with full mobility
(documents available anywhere and on any device) and launched the pilot
project for the introduction of tablets as a standard working tool. On the
other hand, the e-Parliament programme ensured the use of the most
appropriate ICT tools and applications.

 

Regarding the IT and Telecommunications equipment provided to Members of
the European Parliament (MEPs), several Bureau decisions, since 2009,
defined the equipment for the MEPs and their assistants
(Brussels/Strasbourg offices), as well as for the assistants working for
the vice-presidents (VP) and for the Quaestors.

Accordingly, the European Parliament provides each MEP with a mobile
tablet device and the VP/Quaestors' assistants with a smartphone. MEPs
started to be equipped with tablets in December 2014. According to the
same Bureau Decision, MEPs equipment may be renewed at mid-term, upon
proposal by the competent Quaester.

 

As far as the staff is concerned, Internal Rules allow for the provision
of IT equipment (smartphones and tablets) to: President, Secretary
General, Directors General, Jurisconsult, and AD members of President’s
Cabinet, as well as of the Secretary’s General Cabinet, the assistants of
vice presidents and Questors, the Directors and Head of Units and
additional staff, on a justified need base request for work-related
reasons.

In case of loss or theft, the equipment is replaced upon official
declaration, maximum once every three years. To keep up with technological
changes, this equipment may also be replaced after three years.

 

According to the above mentioned equipment rules 100% of MEPs have been
equipped with a tablet and 1/5 of EP staff with a tablet and/or a smart
phone.

Expenditures in connection with provision of a mobile phone or smartphone
are governed by the rules set by the Financial Regulation.  Parliament’s
inventory since 2014 includes 3 373 iPads and 2 398 iPhones, with an
average price unit of 726€ for iPads and of 631€ for iPhones.  As also
requested, please find the breakdown per model requested, in the below
table:

 

Row Labels Count of Product
APPLE IPAD 2
WIFI 3G 32GB 5
APPLE IPAD 2
WIFI 3G 64GB 23
APPLE IPAD 3
32GB WIFI 4G 10
APPLE IPAD 3
3G 32GB 3
APPLE IPAD 4 1
APPLE IPAD 4
WIFI 3G 64GB 2
APPLE IPAD 4
WIFI 4G 64GB 20
SUB TOTAL
APPLE IPAD
-------------- 64
APPLE IPAD AIR
2 16GB 48
APPLE IPAD AIR
2 64GB 4G 786
APPLE IPAD AIR
64GB 4G 1663
APPLE IPAD AIR
REMOTE 16GO 2
APPLE IPAD AIR
REMOTE 64GO 1
SUB TOTAL
APPLE IPAD AIR
-------------- 2500
APPLE IPAD
MINI 16GB WIFI 2
APPLE IPAD
MINI 3 64GB
WIFI CEL 2
SUB TOTAL
APPLE IPAD
MINI
-------------- 4
APPLE IPAD PRO 1
APPLE IPAD PRO
128 GB 9.7" 107
APPLE IPAD PRO
64 GB 10.5" 645
APPLE IPAD PRO
L TE 128GB
12.9" 7
APPLE IPAD PRO
LTE 32GB 9.7" 1
SUB TOTAL
APPLE IPAD PRO
-------------- 761
APPLE IPAD
SPACE GREY 20
SUB TOTAL
APPLE SPACE
GREY
-------------- 20
APPLE IPAD
WIFI 32GB 4
APPLE IPAD
WIFI 3G 32GB 6
APPLE IPAD
WIFI 64GB 4
APPLE IPADS
6TH GENERATION
WlFI 10
SUB TOTAL
APPLE IPAD
WlFI ------ 24
SUB TOTAL ALL
APPLE IPADS
(number of
devices)
------ 3373
SUB TOTAL ALL
APPLE IPADS
(average price
per device/                         
€) 726
APPLE IPHONE
16G 1
APPLE IPHONE
3GS 32GB BL 182
APPLE IPHONE
3GS 32GB WH 14
APPLE IPHONE 4 276
APPLE IPHONE 4
16GB 1
APPLE IPHONE
4S 16GB 30
APPLE IPHONE
4S 32GB 190
SUB TOTAL
IPHONE 4 and
previous
versions
------ 694
APPLE IPHONE 5
32GB 142
APPLE IPHONE
5S 503
SUB TOTAL
IPHONE 5
------ 645
APPLE IPHONE 6
- 64GB 3
APPLE IPHONE 6
PLUS 1
APPLE IPHONE
6S 64GB 101
APPLE IPHONE
6S PLUS 2
SUB TOTAL
IPHONE 6
------ 107
APPLE IPHONE 8
- 126GB 2
APPLE IPHONE 8
- 256 GB 100
APPLE IPHONE 8
- 64GB 160
SUB TOTAL
IPHONE 8
------ 262
APPLE IPHONE
SE 681
SUB TOTAL
IPHONE SE
------ 681
APPLE IPHONE X 8
APPLE IPHONE
XS 64GB 1
SUB TOTAL
IPHONE X
------ 9
SUB TOTAL ALL
IPHONES
(number of
devices)
------ 2398
SUB TOTAL ALL
IPHONES
(average price
per device /
€) - 631

 

On this basis Parliament considers your request as handled and the file
closed. Please do not hesitate to submit a new request should you identify
specific documents to which you would like to request public access to.

 

Kind regards,

 

[1]LOGO_EP TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate General
for the Presidency
Directorate for
Inter-Institutional
Affairs
and Legislative
Coordination

 

[2]Public Register webpage
[3][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear AccesDocs,

Many thanks for this information. Although the overall average price is useful, am also hoping to get a few examples of exact unit price at time of purchase. Will file a separate request for those documents.

Yours sincerely,

Nikolaj Nielsen