On 1 June 2016, the Commission adopted
a Standardisation Package on “European Standards for the 21st Century”,
containing the following four elements:
communication on “European Standards for the 21st Century”;
staff working document on “Tapping the potential of European service
standards to help Europe’s consumers and businesses”;
report from the Commission to the European Parliament and Council on the
implementation of the Standards Regulation.
The Joint Initiative on Standardisation as
foreseen under the Single Market Strategy, sets out an innovative way of
achieving priorities through an open public-private co-operation. Good
functioning of the European standardisation system is crucial for the Single
Market. The JIS is a significant step towards further improving the collaborative dialogue and cooperation
between the European institutions, standardization organizations and a wide
range of stakeholders to better meet market, societal and policy needs,
including competitiveness, accessibility, or sustainability.
The signature of the JIS took place in
Amsterdam on Monday, 13th June 2016, under the Dutch Presidency of
the EU. All stakeholders who signed the JIS will work together on its
implementation and follow-up.
We are pleased to announce that Drewin
Nieuwenhuis has signed the JIS on behalf of CEOC International.