Based on Commission’s Communication on a strategic vision for European standards, an independent review has just been launched with a view to evaluate whether the European standardisation system is adequate to meet market needs, inclusive and representative.

In the interviews carried out during Phase I, ECOS reiterated the need for standard bodies and national governments to urgently take measures to eliminate persisting barriers to effective NGO participation in standardisation at national level, including financial and technical barriers.

ECOS encourages national NGOs to contribute to the review through their National Standard Bodies.