EUROPEAN STANDARDISATION: CURRENT CHALLENGES - FUTURE ACTIONS

09-07-2010

European standards can contribute to the development of the European internal market. EU standardisation is managed by independent organisations promoting cooperation amongst industry, users, public authorities and other interested parties on a voluntary basis. Despite the European Standardisation System's success, there are a number of challenges still to be addressed: greater participation of societal stakeholders in the standardisation process; use of standards in the services sector; improved access to EU standards; use of standards in public procurement; and reinforcement of EU's role in international standardisation.

European standards can contribute to the development of the European internal market. EU standardisation is managed by independent organisations promoting cooperation amongst industry, users, public authorities and other interested parties on a voluntary basis. Despite the European Standardisation System's success, there are a number of challenges still to be addressed: greater participation of societal stakeholders in the standardisation process; use of standards in the services sector; improved access to EU standards; use of standards in public procurement; and reinforcement of EU's role in international standardisation.