In conformity with the Scheme Management Internal Rules (SMIRs), all interested parties were invited to submit change requests for the 2018 rulebook change management cycle by the end of 2017. All change requests had been submitted for a 90-day public consultation that ended in June 2018.
Following this public consultation, the European Payments Council () Scheme Evolution and Maintenance Working Group (SEMWG) collected and consolidated the comments received from all scheme participants and stakeholders during this public consultation. It analysed the expressed support and the comments received for each change request. It then developed change proposals based on the level of support and the comments received from the public consultation.
The SEMWG consolidated its change proposals, along with each change request and the related non-confidential comments received from the contributors during the public consultation, in a Change Proposal Submission Document for each rulebook.
Section 4.4 of the SMIRs describes that the Stakeholder Forums (i.e. the Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF) and the Scheme End-User Forum (SEUF)) are invited to provide their consolidated comments in a position document about the change requests and the related change proposals outlined in each Change Proposal Submission Document. These position documents were addressed to the Scheme Management Board as input for its final decision.
Here you find the positions from the Scheme Technical Forum and the Scheme End-User Forum on all change requests that have been submitted for the 2018 rulebook change management cycle.