ECOS welcomes the launch of a new web portal of the EU-funded project SIPE (an environmental Standards Information Portal for Europe). It is the first portal of its kind to help understand the links between EU Policies, European Standards and EU funded research results in the environmental area.

We hope the portal will contribute to raise the awareness of all EU actors, especially policy makers and societal stakeholders, on the interrelations between policy and standardisation and will serve as a useful tool to facilitate their involvement in standardisation in the near future.

The web portal is accessible at: http://ww.SIPE-RTD.info. More information can be found in the 2nd Policy Brief.