European Commission publishes announces its first ever European Standardization Strategy
Artificial intelligence, 5G, battery technologies, hydrogen - Europe wants to set the pace in key technology fields in the future. The European Commission's industrial strategy from last year describes the transition to a green and a digital economy. European industry should become more competitive worldwide and Europe's strategic autonomy should be strengthened.
The proposed EU standardization strategy emphasises the role that standards play in achieving these goals. It attributes a significant role to the European Standardization Organizations (the ESOs: CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) and envisages an even closer partnership between the European Commission and the ESOs in the future. DKE basically supports the plans of the Commission and, as a German member of CENELEC and ETSI, stands ready to implement the strategy efficiently and in a target-oriented manner, with the involvement of all stakeholders. Michael Teigeler, Managing Director of DKE, comments:
"With the new European standardization strategy, the EU Commission is focusing on the strategic trade and geopolitical importance of standards. To maintain Europe's digital sovereignty and global technology leadership, a continued strong engagement of European industry - specially SME - in standardization is needed."