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Recommendations on Future Organization of European Standardization: Study sees need for action in view of increasing technological convergence

reprinted from a February 2008 release issued by the Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V. (DIN)

Berlin, Germany, Apr 14, 2008

Rapid technological developments, technological convergence, global competition and a need for greater marketability are the challenges facing European standards organizations today. What is more, the convergence of technologies leads to greater challenges to standardization structures.

One of the projects undertaken in the course of last year under the government backed work programme “Innovation with Norms and Standards” took the form of a survey designed to elicit the opinion of qualified stakeholders in Germany on the European standardization system as it is currently organized and on the measures that need to be taken to make it more effective in meeting the challenges of, among other things, converging technologies.

The response level – with 1774 participants from both the electrotechnical and non-electrotechnical sectors – was very much higher than the minimum required for the survey to be regarded as representative. Accordingly, the views expressed by the respondents carry considerable weight.

Download the Management Summary of the final report on the INS-project Effectiveness and efficiency of European standardization processes and structures – Scenarios for the future landscape of European standardization

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