A successful European Standardization System

Sophia Antipolis, 20 December 2022

The European standardization system is a global success story. After the release of the European Standardization Strategy in 2022, it became clear that the work of standardization was growing in its role as an integral tool of the European Single Market.

​The unique public-private partnership between the European Commission, European standardization organisations (ESOs) and industrial/societal stakeholders - and with the involvement of Member States, National Standards Bodies (NSB), National Committees (NC) and EFTA - has produced world-leading standards in support of EU policies and legislation that benefit European citizens, industry and the environment. But this partnership is also subject to change and continuous improvements, which have led to a joint understanding of the need to undertake a thorough assessment of partnership in order to prosper and progress. ​

This is why representatives of the European Commission, EFTA and the three European Standardization Organizations – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI – decided to form a Task Force that could work together on short, medium and long term solutions: to address strategic and operational matters that enables the European standardization system to deliver a green, digital and resilient Single Market. ​

For more information on the outcome of this task force, please click HERE