ECOS comments on the preliminary draft 2020 Annual Union Work Programme for Standardisation

ECOS welcomes the opportunity to comment on the preliminary draft 2020 Annual Union Work Programme (AUWP) for Standardisation.

This paper outlines ECOS’ views on:

  • the presentation, structure and objectives of the 2020 AUWP;
  • the proposed initiatives, future proposals, perceived omissions, and ongoing initiatives.

We support the overall coverage of proposed activities in key environmental areas, namely climate change & energy and the circular economy. We also take the opportunity to highlight gaps and make recommendations to ensure that the European Commission’s use of standards will effectively contribute to meeting EU policy and legislative requirements in areas of public interest.