CEN and CENELEC will take part in the first ‘G7 of Standardization’

On 18 April, the first G7 Standardization Summit will take place in Rome, Italy, in the context of the country’s presidency. The event is organized by UNI, the Italian National Standardization Body, under the theme ‘How standards can support glocal social, green and digital policies: the human-centric perspective of the G7 National Standards Organizations’.

The Summit serves as the premier platform for open, voluntary, and consensus-based standards to engage with the G7. It puts together the National Standards Organizations of G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and USA), together with European and International Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ISO).


During the high-level event, standards organizations will address stakeholders’ concerns regarding prevailing challenges on political agendas. In particular, they will consider decisions and commitments from the G7 Ministers of Industry Tech held in mid-March in Verona and Trento under the Italian G7 Presidency – and the legacy of the 2023 G7 Digital and Tech Ministers along with those from the G7 Hiroshima Leaders – providing responses based on existing knowledge and ongoing technical standards development.


Furthermore, they will offer insights and provide recommendations into future work in technical standardization across emerging fields like enabling technologies for industry, critical raw material sustainability, quantum technologies, and artificial intelligence.


The Director General of CEN and CENELEC, Elena Santiago Cid, will take part to the event, moderating one of its sessions: during this debate, dedicated to ‘Shared Solutions’, the directors general of the G7 National Standards Organizations will explain how the digital, green, tech transitions can be achieved using standardization.


More information about the event and on how to register is available here.  



Giovanni COLLOT



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