The written arrangements and procedures pursuant to Article 88(5)(a) of Directive 2014/59/EU shall include at least the following elements:
a description of the group, the Union parent undertaking, the subsidiaries and significant branches;
the identification of the college members and observers;
a description of the general resolution college framework for cooperation between authorities and coordination of activities and tasks.
The general framework for cooperation and coordination shall include all of the following:
a description of the different resolution college substructures for the performance of different tasks, where relevant. For that purpose, in particular with regard to college members concluding joint decisions, the group-level resolution authority shall consider the need of organising the resolution college in various substructures;
an identification of the college members and observers participating in specific college activities. For that purpose, the group-level resolution authority shall ensure that the various college substructures, including substructures involving observers, shall not result in constraining or pre-empting the process of the joint decision-making in particular with regard to those members of the college who are required to conclude joint decisions in accordance with the relevant provisions of Directive 2014/59/EU;
a description of the framework, the terms and conditions of the participation of the observers in the resolution college, including terms and conditions of their involvement in the various dialogues and processes of the college as well as their rights and obligations with regard to exchanging information having regard to Articles 90 and 98 of Directive 2014/59/EU. The group-level resolution authority shall ensure that the general framework and terms and conditions of the observers' participation are not more favourable than the framework, terms and conditions set out for college members in accordance with this Regulation and the relevant written arrangements of the particular college;
a description of cooperation and coordination arrangements in emergency situations, especially of systemic nature, which may pose threats to the viability of any of the group entities;
a description of the processes to be followed, when joint decision is not required but the formation of a common understanding within the resolution college or within any of its substructures appears necessary;
a description of the arrangements for exchanging information including the relevant scope, frequency and communication channels having regard to Articles 90 and 98 of Directive 2014/59/EU and to the role of the group-level resolution authority as the coordinator for collecting and disseminating information amongst college members and observers;
a description of relevant information to be shared with resolution college members and observers in particular in relation to resolution planning, resolvability assessment and other tasks referred to in Article 88(1) of Directive 2014/59/EU also having regard to Articles 90 and 98 of Directive 2014/59/EU and to the role of the group-level resolution authority;
a description of the arrangements for the treatment of confidential information having regard to Articles 90 and 98 of Directive 2014/59/EU;
a description of procedures for hosting regular and ad hoc physical meetings;
a description of the method for coordinating the input to be provided independently by the resolution authorities to the supervisory college or to the consolidating supervisor, where required by legislation or on an own initiative basis;
a description of the method for communicating the input referred to in point (j), in particular a description of the relevant role of the group-level resolution authority in communicating that input to the consolidating supervisor;
a description of the communication policy with the consolidating supervisor, the competent authorities in the relevant Member States, the Union parent undertaking and the entities of the group referred to in Article 58;
any other agreement concerning the functioning of the resolution college; and
any provisions covering discontinuance arrangements.
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