European Standards for the 21st Century

The European Commission presented its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends. The modernisation of the standardisation system was announced in the Single Market Strategy and complements the Communication on ICT standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market adopted in April 2016. The Commission adopted a Standardisation Package on European Standards for the 21st Century. The package includes a Commission decision providing the framework for the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (JIS) and the annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2017.