ESS - Transparency and efficiency of the European standardisation system
Published: 18 February 2011
Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Compliance, Standards & Enforcement
The European Commission has plans to revise Directive 98/34/EC with the declared objective to increase transparency and efficiency of the European standardisation system. Orgalime acknowledges these needs, but expresses concerns, based on its experience, over the means to do it.
In particular, Orgalime calls on the Commission to define 'societal stakeholders' and set criteria for assessing their accountability, and ensure the equity of representation of non-profit interest organisations in its consultation process on draft standardisation mandates.