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Notification system

Informing stakeholders about policy actions related to European standards to 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 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

NotificationNotification date
(deadline for feedback)

01/03/2023

08/02/2022

Possible future standardisation requests to European standardisation organisations

Notifications on draft standardisations requests (Mandates)

NotificationNotification date
(deadline for feedback)

Draft standardisation request on a standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardization as regards simple pressure vessels in support of Directive 2014/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

01/09/2023

(29/09/2023)

Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardization and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization as regards pressure equipment and assemblies in support of Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

01/09/2023

(29/09/2023)
Draft second amendment to Commission Implementing Decision C(2020) 612 final of 10.2.2020 (‘M/564’) as regards certain harmonised standards, the deadlines for the adoption and the duration of the validity of the standardisation request (fertilising products)

31/05/2023
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the standardisation bodies as regards automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) in support of Directive (EU) 2019/520

17/05/2023
(expired)

Draft Commission Implementing Decision amending Implementing Decision C(2022) 5637 on a standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards radio equipment in support of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/30

04/05/2023
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Standardisation Organisations as regards tumble dryers in support of Regulation (EU) No 932/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 392/2012

29/03/2023
(expired)

Draft Commission Implementing Decision amending Implementing Decision C(2021) 739 on a standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards circular design of fishing gear in support of Directive (EU) 2019/904

16/03/2023
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards lifts and safety components for lifts in support of Directive 2014/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

08/03/2023
(expired)
Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers in support of Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2023 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2014

13/02/2023
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards gas appliances and their fittings in support of Regulation (EU) 2016/426 of the European Parliament and of the Council08/02/2023
(expired)
Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards cableway installations in support of Regulation 2016/424 of the European Parliament and of the Council

01/02/2023
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in support of Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

27/01/2023
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Standardisation Organisations in support of safe and trustworthy artificial intelligence

05/12/2022
(expired)

Other information on overall planning

Formal objections to harmonised standards

Notifications on pending objections

NotificationNotification date
(deadline for feedback)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-27:2013 ‘Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation' (amended by EN 60335-2-27:2013/A1:2020 and EN 60335-2-27:2013/A2:2020 and corrected by EN 60335-2-27:2013/AC:2021-11)

24/07/2023

(22/09/2023)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-1:2012 ‘Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements’ (as corrected and amended by EN 60335-1:2012/AC:2014, EN 60335-1:2012/A11:2014, EN 60335-1:2012/A13:2017, EN 60335-1:2012/A1:2019, EN 60335-1:2012/A14:2019, EN 60335-1:2012/A15:2021, EN 60335-1:2012/A2:2019)

12/06/2023
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 497:2022 ‘Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances - Multi purpose boiling burners for outdoor use - Cooking vessels with a diameter greater than 300 mm’

25/04/2023
(expired)

Second Formal Objection against EN 17476:2021+A1:2022 ‘Specifications for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances - LPG vapour pressure appliances incorporating a horizontal cartridge in the chassis’

30/03/2023
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 17476:2021+A1:2022 ‘Specifications for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances - LPG vapour pressure appliances incorporating a horizontal cartridge in the chassis’

21/02/2023

(expired)

Formal Objection against “EN 15997:2011 (including AC:2012) All terrain vehicles (ATVs - Quads) - Safety requirements and test methods”

25/10/2022
(expired)

Formal Objection against “EN 12525:2000+A2:2010 Agricultural machinery - Front loaders – Safety”

01/07/2022
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 62841-1:2015 “Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 1: General requirements” and EN 62841-2-11:2016/A1:2020 “Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for hand[1]held reciprocating saws

16/06/2022
(expired)

Formal objection against EN ISO 12402-2:2020 ‘Personal flotation devices - Part 2: Lifejackets, performance level 275 - Safety requirements (ISO 12402-2:2020)’, EN ISO 12402-3:2020 ‘Personal flotation devices - Part 3: Lifejackets, performance level 150 - Safety requirements (ISO 12402-3:2020)’ and EN ISO 12402-4:2020 ‘Personal flotation devices - Part 4: Lifejackets, performance level 100 - Safety requirements (ISO 12402-4:2020)’

18/11/2020
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 50566:2017 ‘Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices with the basic restrictions and exposure limit values related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range from 30 MHz to 6 GHz: hand-held and body mounted devices in close proximity to the human body’

1/10/2020
(expired)

Formal objection against EN 71-2:2011-09 ‘Safety of toys - Part 2: Flammability’ / draft Commission decision on the formal objection

10/02/2020
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 15194:2017 Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles

22/01/2020
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 19085-3:2017 Woodworking machines – Safety requirements - Part 3: Numerically controlled (NC) boring and routing machines (ISO 19085-3:2017)

16/01/2018
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 4126-1:2013 Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 1: Safety valves (ISO 4126-1:2013)

17/11/2017
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 71-1:2014 Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties

21/03/2017
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-24:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers

26/10/2016
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 4064-1:2014 Water meters for cold potable water and hot water - Part 1: Metrological and technical requirements (ISO 4064-1:2014)

08/07/2016
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 4074:2015 Natural latex rubber condoms - Requirements and test methods (326 kB)

18/02/2016
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 13341:2005+A1:2011 'Static thermoplastic tanks for above ground storage of domestic heating oils, kerosene and diesel fuels' (527 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 14342:2013 'Wood flooring and parquet' (368 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 1168:2005+A3:2011 'Precast concrete products – hollow core slabs' (951 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 131622012+A12015 Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made mineral wool (MW) products (434 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 124:2015 'Gully tops and Manhole covers' - Parts 2-6 (2MB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 12285-2:2005 'Workshop fabricated steel tanks' - Part 2: 'Horizontal cylindrical single skin and double skin tanks for the aboveground storage of flammable and non-flammable water polluting liquids' (442 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 149042006 Indoor surfaces for multi-sports use (496 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 13383-12002 Armourstone Part 1 Specifications (719 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 13240:2001 'Roomheaters fired by solid fuel - Requirements and test methods' (609 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 126202002+A12008 Aggregates for concrete (536 kB)

07/12/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 10993-7:2008 Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 7: Ethylene oxide sterilization residuals and EN ISO 10993-17:2009 Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 17: Establishment of allowable limits for leachable substances (398 kB)

15/07/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-14:2006 (as amended, the latest amendment being A11:2012) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines (1 MB)

26/01/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-60:2003 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-60: Particular requirements for whirlpool baths and whirlpool spas (as amended by A1:2005, A2:2008, A11:2010, A12:2010) (1 MB)

26/01/2015
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 4074:2002 (as corrected by AC:2008) Natural latex rubber condoms - Requirements and test methods (239 kB)

17/12/2014
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 50360:2001 "Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of mobile phones with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (300 MHz - 3 GHz)" (363 kB)

28/11/2014
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 12402-2:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 2: Lifejackets, performance level 275 - Safety requirements, EN ISO 12402-3:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 3: Lifejackets, performance level 150 - Safety requirements, EN ISO 12402-4:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 4: Lifejackets, performance level 100 - Safety requirements (including relevant amendments) (471 kB)

28/11/2014
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-15:2002 (as amended, the latest amendment being A11:2012) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids (297 kB)

30/09/2014
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-9:2003 (as amended, the latest amendment being A13:2010) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliance (2 MB)

30/09/2014
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 1621-4:2013 (697 kB) Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact – Part 4: Motorcyclists' inflatable protectors – Requirements and test methods

18/06/2013
(expired)

Other information on pending objections

  • (to be added)

Identifications of ICT technical specifications

Notifications on draft identifications

Notification

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

Notification Notification date

No notifications available

 

Joint initiative on standardisation

Notification Notification date

Publication of the ETSI textbook 'Understanding ICT Standardization: Principles and Practice'

08/10/2019

Summary of the actions from the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

15/07/2019

Leaflet summarising the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

12/07/2019

Documents from Action 4 of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation: Improvement of standardisation awareness in national public authorities

07/06/2019

Presentations from the 9th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 27 February 2019

01/03/2019

Guide for referencing standards in public procurement in Europe (Action 11 of the Joint Initiative)

15/01/2019

Presentations from the 8th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 21 November 2018

04/12/2018

Presentations from the 7th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 12 March 2018

12/03/2018

Study: European market needs for education in standardisation/standardisation-related competence

05/02/2018

The Joint Initiative on Standardisation (4MB) - document signed in Amsterdam on 13 June 2016 and in Brussels on 12 July 2016

13/06/2016
(update 14/12/2017)

Participants of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (as of 14 December 2017)

01/08/2016
(update 14/12/2017)

Presentations from the 6th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 20 October 2017

20/10/2017

Presentations from the 5th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 3 May 2017

03/05/2017

Actions from the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

26/06/2017
(update 17/11/2017)

Closing plenary of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

22/04/2016

Other actions

NotificationNotification date

Call for applications for the selection of members of the 'High-Level Forum on European Standardisation' and of its 'Sherpa' sub-group

17/10/2022

EUSurvey concerning the Europe-China Standardization Information Platform (CESIP).

The purpose of this survey is to collect feedback from market actors and in particular from SMEs concerning its coverage and usefulness (deadline: 15/09/2022)

01/07/2022

Final Report: Study on the identification of references to mandatory standards and to other mandatory technical specifications in the EU legislation

02/06/2022

Final report: Study on the functions and effects of European standards and standardisation in the EU and EFTA Member States and Annexes

17/05/2022

Roadmap for the upcoming standardisation strategy is open for public feedback (deadline: 26/07/2021)

01/07/2021

Satisfaction survey and future areas of the SESEI (Seconded European Standardization Expert for India) (deadline: 15/08/2021)

01/07/2021

Calls for proposals: Representation of consumers’, environmental and social interests in European standardisation

16/06/2020

Between 11 July - 27 September 2019, we organised a stakeholder consultation on the upcoming guidance on practical aspects of the implementation of the standardisation regulation. We received 42 contributions. The main takeaways are outlined in the report on the main results of the consultation.

06/01/2020

Call for experts: Recruitment of a seconded European standardisation expert in India (SESEI 4)

05/06/2019

Call for applications for the Renewal of the Membership of the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation (Word document)

01/03/2019

Commission acts to make standardisation in the Single Market more efficient

23/11/2018

Call for tender: Study on the functions and effects of European standards and standardisation in the EU and EFTA Member States

23/11/2018

Call for expression of interest for Harmonised Standards Consultants (HAS Consultants)
This call is being organised by Ernst & Young (EY) through a service contract with the European Commission. Call for expression of interest for HAS Consultants

The launch event of the new system of HAS Consultants took place on 26 February 2018 in Brussels. Webstreaming and presentations are available.

20/02/2018

Report on the implementation of EU standardisation policy and the contribution of European standards to EU policies and accompanying staff working document

Action Plan: Structural solutions to decrease the stock of non-cited harmonised standards

19/01/2018

09/10/2017

Commission takes steps to modernise EU's standardisation policy.
The European Commission presents its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

More information:

01/06/2016

SWD(2015) 205 final of 27/10/2015, Vademecum on European standardisation in support of Union legislation and policies:

Part 1 - Role of the Commission's Standardisation requests to the European standardisation organisations (249 kB)
Part 2 - Preparation and adoption of the Commission’s standardisation requests to the European standardisation organisations (303 kB)
Part 3 - Guidelines for the execution of standardisation requests (155 kB)

06/11/2015

Report of the Roundtable 'Friends of Standardisation' on the Independent Review of the European Standardisation System, 1st July 2015 (6 MB)

10/11/2015

Independent Review of the European Standardisation System - Final report and Annexes

04/05/2015
(updated on
24/11/2017)