Give your feedback on the European Standardization System Strategy 2020 

Your contribution is welcome. We invite you to give feedback and comments by 15 April 2013 (see links below for the national announcements)

This document aims to be a strategic blueprint for European standardization to 2020. It identifies and addresses common challenges, and reflects the need for convergence and for strengthened cross-sector cooperation through a shared vision. It provides an overall framework for our future business development, and reflects the increasing collaboration between our organisations.

Strategic objectives for European Standardization

The strategic objectives for the European Standardization System by 2020, as they appear on the first page of this document, are currently being considered by the three European Standards Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI), and aim to create value for the entire European standardization system – importantly for our members, but equally for those who participate in standards processes and for those who benefit from the results. It is intended to provide the basis for wider reflection, encouraging those involved in standards and standardization at global, regional and national levels to consider a coherent approach to future standardization in their specific field of activity.

To help achieve these objectives, CEN and CENELEC propose a set of ambitions that they would like to meet by 2020. The preparation of this document involved not just the CEN and CENELEC national members, but as importantly, a wider group of stakeholders drawn from European and other public authorities, industry, society and other users of standards. This strategic paper confirms our commitment – and that of our partners - to create added value for the European economy and to act as an important component in European leadership, facilitating innovation, competitiveness and growth. 

This document takes into consideration the new EU Regulation 1025/2012 on European Standardization adopted by the European Parliament and the Council last year, which brings a new political environment and reconfirms a clear legal basis for European standardization.

Your views to help us improve the European Standardization Strategy 2020

The view of our stakeholders is important to us and during the national consultation you are invited to help us improve the European Standardization Strategy 2020. Please send your comments and suggestions by 15 April 2013 to the national standards organisations/committees in your country as listed below. If you are representing a European or International Organisation, please send your comments to Sarah Penny, Director External Relations at the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre.

List of National Standards Organisations who published the national consultation for the European Standardization System Strategy 2020

Austria, ASI - Austrian Standards Institute
Bulgaria, BDS - Bulgarian Institute for Standardization
Croatia, HZN - Hrvatski zavod za norme
Czech Republic, UNMZ -   Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing
Denmark, DS - Dansk Standard
France, AFNOR - Association Française de Normalisation
Germany, DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Greece, ELOT - Hellenic Organization of Standardization
Iceland, STADLAR - Staðlaráð Íslands
Ireland, NSAI - National Standards Authority of Ireland
Italy, CEI - Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano
Latvia, LVS - Standardization, Accreditation and Metrology Centre,Standardization Bureau
Lithuania, LST - Lithuanian Standards Board
(The) Netherlands, NEN - Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut
Norway, NEK - Norsk Elektroteknisk Komite
Norway, SN - Standards Norway
Poland, PKN - Polski Komitet Normalizacyjny
Romania, ASRO - Romanian Standards Association
Slovakia, SUTN - Slovak Standards Institute
Sweden, SEK - Svensk Elstandard
United Kingdom, BSI - British Standards Institution