European Commission’s standardisation package

01 June 2016

On 1 June, The Commission published a ‘standardisation package’, part of the Single Market Strategy.

It complements the communication on ICT standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market adopted earlier in April 2016.

This package specifies the vision of the Commission on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

With the publication of the 2017 annual Union work programme for European standardisation, the Commission announced the launch of its "Joint Initiative on Standardisation" on 13 June in Amsterdam, involving Member States, industry, stakeholders, civil society as well as national and European Standardisation bodies.