A wide range of stakeholders participate in standardization activities at national level and also at European level. These stakeholders include: representatives of business and industry (including SMEs); consumer organisations; professional bodies; certification, testing and inspection bodies; environmental and societal organisations; public authorities and enforcement bodies, trade associations, trade unions, educational establishments, research organisations, etc. Participating in standardization activities enables these stakeholders to:
- gain detailed knowledge of standards and this way, anticipate requirements and trends;
- influence the contents of standards and ensure that their specific needs are taken into account;
- establish contacts with other stakeholders, experts and regulators at both national and European levels.
- contribute to the development of standards that will ensure increased safety, performance, efficiency and interoperability of products and/or services.