National delegation principle confirmed
DIN has analysed the results of selected questions in the public consultation of the European Commission on the future of the European Standardization System.
In the spring of this year, the European Commission called on the European public to submit comments on the planned reorganization of the European Standardization System. Companies, organizations, public authorities and private individuals were given the opportunity until 21 May to respond to the Commission's questions and give their views on the European Standardization System (see also "Public consultation started").
The full version of the public consultation results can be found on the Internet page of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. 480 sets of comments from 28 countries were received. Of the 37 public authorities, 377 other organizations and 66 private individuals that took part in the consultation, just under 200 responses were from Germany.
The high level of interest shown by German actors in the future of European standardization prompted DIN to carry out a quantitative analysis of selected questions.
The most important results in brief:
- More than 70 percent of respondents were against reference to standards work of fora and consortia in legislation
- The national delegation principle was confirmed by about 70 percent of respondents
- Just under 60 percent of respondents were against the central management of secretariats in European standardization
- More than 70 percent of respondents were against standardization contracts being awarded to fora and consortia
A detailed commentary (in German) on the results will be published in the September 2010 edition of the DIN-Mitteilungen.
Selected results of the public consultation of the European Commission
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