Italy's Technical Evaluation Committee (CTV) operates in the framework of the EU legislation building process, coordinating Italy's national positions in view of the meetings of the Interministerial Committee for European Affairs (CIAE). The activity is regulated via Decree of the President of the Republic No. 119 dated 2 July 2015, which sets out main tasks of the Committee:
- Collecting the positions expressed by all public administrations on EU proposals, and preparing the related dossiers to represent Italy's position at EU level, whereby required subject to CIAE authorisation;
- Forwarding Italian positions to national representatives in Brussels entrusted to submit them to the attention of relevant EU institutions;
- Ensuring follow-up of CIAE's decisions.
The Technical Evaluation Committee may establish working groups on specific topics. Its members are representatives from public administrations, designated by their respective Ministers. When addressing topics involving Regions and Autonomous Provinces, the representatives from such authorities are also admitted to take part in the Committee.
Representatives from the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), the Union of Italian Provinces (UPI), and the National Union of Mountain Municipalities, Communities and Bodies (UNCEM) also participate in the Committee when matters falling within their competences are discussed. Representatives from regulation and surveillance authorities are also invited whereby items falling within their remits are on the agenda.