The notification system was set up to inform stakeholders about policy actions related to European standards. It helps ensure proper consultation and market relevance before the action is taken. The obligation to publish information on a website stems from Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.
The purpose of this webpage is to
- notify stakeholders about policy actions related to European standardisation (Article 12)
- publish information on Commission implementing decisions after formal objections to harmonised standards (Article 11(2))
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Work programmes of standardisation bodies
European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) and national standardisation bodies (NSBs) are obliged to establish work programmes and make them publicly available. They must notify the European Commission and other stakeholders of their existence.
Scoreboard for the work programmes of standardisation bodies
The scoreboard for the work programmes of standardisation bodies is a Commission initiative which aims to ensure transparency of the European standardisation system and proper and coherent application of Article 3 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.
Notified policy actions
*Since July 2016, a 4-week 'deadline for feedback' is set for notifications in categories II and III.
Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation
Notifications on Union Work Programme
(deadline for feedback)
2021 Annual Union Work Programme
2020 Annual Union Work Programme
2019 Annual Union Work Programme
2018 Annual Union Work Programme
2017 Annual Union Work Programme
2016 Annual Union Work Programme
Possible future standardisation requests to European standardisation organisations
Notifications on draft standardisations requests (Mandates)
Other information on overall planning
Formal objections to harmonised standards
Notifications on pending objections
Other information on pending objections
- (to be added)
Article 24 Reports
Identifications of ICT technical specifications
Notifications on draft identifications
The Commission's intentions to identify ICT technical specifications are notified to and consulted with the ICT Standardisation policy multi-stakeholder platform (MSP). See ICT standardisation.
Identified ICT technical specifications
Delegated acts to modify Annexes I or III of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012
No notifications available
Joint initiative on standardisation
The Joint Initiative on Standardisation (4MB) - document signed in Amsterdam on 13 June 2016 and in Brussels on 12 July 2016
Participants of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (as of 14 December 2017)