1. The Commission shall ensure that, with regard to high-risk AI systems, appropriate coordination and cooperation between notified bodies active in the conformity assessment procedures pursuant to this Regulation are put in place and properly operated in the form of a sectoral group of notified bodies.
2. The notifying authority shall ensure that the bodies notified by them participate in the work of that group, directly or by means of designated representatives.
2a. The Commission shall provide for the exchange of knowledge and best practices between the Member States’ notifying authorities.