Civil society in standardisation: First ECOS national members workshop

IMG_9836Standards are impacting the lives of EU citizens and the environment more than ever before, and are increasingly used as a tool to implement EU legislation and policies in areas of public interests.

Civil society should be involved in standardisation in order for standards to meet the needs of the economy, while keeping the best interest of citizens at heart.

Together with our Portuguese members Quercus and ZERO, we held a workshop exploring how civil society can engage in standardisation at national level, and why this matters. 

Held in Lisbon on 26 January, over 50 participants from NGOs, national authorities, and universities engaged with Portuguese societal stakeholders, the Portuguese standardisation body (IPQ), and the European Commission discussing how to promote societal participation in standardisation in Portugal.

ECOS full views on civil society in standardisaiton are available here.