ECOS advocates for better participation in ETSI

The Advocate for societal stakeholders in the telecommunications standardisation body, ETSI, has submitted his first report on how to improve the participation of environmental, consumer, worker, and SMEs in ETSI.

At a meeting on 19 June of ETSI’s societal stakeholder group, known as the 3SI Programme, ECOS and the other societal stakeholders urged ETSI to take a number of steps to improve our participation, such as:

  • Assessing whether ECOS would benefit from joining more technical committees;
  • Updating the ETSI rules to reflect our new membership status as pan-European organisations;
  • Considering the possibility of having the Opinion Mechanism, which we already have in CEN and CENELEC;
  • Improving the knowledge technical committees have of societal stakeholders.

The report will be presented to the ETSI Board and the societal stakeholders will meet again before Christmas to discuss progress.