The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year, to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI. 

Although designed primarily for newcomers to the Institute, the fact that ETSI is constantly evolving means that even those individuals with an extensive experience of the Institute and its work find it beneficial to attend. The Seminar is free of charge to attend and is open to all, members and non-members alike.

The ETSI Seminar is an important step in the orientation programme for new members. It facilitates their active participation in ETSI, 3GPP or oneM2M - a must if your organization has just joined ETSI. It is essential also for new delegates who have recently started to participate in ETSI work. In addition it also is an opportunity to meet key personnel in the ETSI Secretariat.

As well as describing the structure and organization of the Institute and the partnership projects, the seminar provides a detailed look at ETSI's on-line services and other tools for electronic working, which have dramatically improved the efficiency of the standards-making process. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPPTM) and the oneM2M Partnership Project are also covered.

Half of the seminar is focused on the ETSI overview, organization, structure, governance, funding, decision making and other high-level issues, and half covers the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively as a delegate in an ETSI standards meeting.

Who should attend?

  • New members of ETSI
  • Candidate (applicant) members
  • New delegates in ETSI committees
  • Newly appointed chairmen, vice-chairman or rapporteurs in ETSI
  • New experts on ETSI Special Task Forces
  • Those who are involved in managing or tracking standardization activities
  • Staff from national standards bodies, or other standards bodies or fora

In fact, anyone involved in ETSI and standards-making in any way will benefit from attending!

For exact timetable and speakers see pdfdetailed agenda.

  • DAY 1 - Thursday, 21 November
  • 09:00

    Welcome and Introductions

    What is ETSI?

    ETSI in the World

    Membership and Funding

    Governance and decision making

    Standards and Regulation

    Technical Organization

    Committee Technical Working Procedures

    ETSI Portal Demo


    Networking Cocktail

  • DAY 2 - Friday, 22 November
  • 09:00

    Decision Making, Approval and Maintenance

    Drafting and Editing – EditHelp

    Intellectual Property Rights at ETSI including Standard Essential Patents



    Testing & Interoperability

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Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00

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