Standards are increasingly being used in support of European legislation and policies. However, the private nature of the European standardisation organisations combined with the voluntary nature of standards make the monitoring and control by legislators over the development of standards challenging. Moreover, the standard development process lacks transparency with civil society participation remaining sporadic, uncoordinated and insufficient, particularly at national level.
We are happy to announce that this year’s National Workshop is organised in cooperation with our Greek Member Ecocity.
As part of the ENgage project, which looks at bringing environmental NGOs closer to standardisation, ECOS Programme Manager Lindsey Wuisan gave a presentation in Prague, to raise awareness on the importance of ecodesign and standardisation, at the national standardisation agency CAS.
The European Commission has just published its Annual Union Work Programme for European Standardisation for 2020. Well worth a read, it identifies priorities for European standardisation for the coming year.