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News article18 October 2022Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Commission seeks members of the future High-Level Forum on European Standardisation

The Commission launched a call for applications for the High-Level Forum on European Standardisation. The Forum will bring together representatives of EU countries, European Standardisation Organisations and National Standardisation Bodies, industry, civil society and academia to help set priorities, advise on future standardisation needs and contribute to the EU’s role as a global standard-setter.

It will ensure a coordinated representation of European interests in international standardisation fora and ensure that European standardisation activities meet the needs to make the EU economy more green, digital, fair and resilient. The High-Level Forum will support the Commission in identifying needs for revisions or development of new standards to meet the objectives of the European Green Deal and Europe’s Digital Decade and support the resilience of the single market.

It will work in close collaboration with existing expert groups like the Industrial Forum, Data Innovation board, industrial alliances as well as the European Forum on Security Research. This will allow the standardisation community to react faster and more in tune with the needs of innovators and users.

The creation of this High-Level Forum on European Standardisation was first announced in the Standardisation Strategy published in February 2022. A first meeting of the High-Level Forum is planned for January 2023. The call for application will be open until 14 November 2022 and can be found on the Register of Commission Expert Groups.