DIN as public affairs consultant
Public affairs at DIN
Policy makers lay down the framework for our economic and social lives, both at national and at European level. It is therefore particularly important that DIN maintain a dialogue with these political decision makers.
DIN provides a neutral platform for over 30,000 experts from all over Germany where current topics are discussed by representatives from research organizations, industry, the public sector and consumers. This way DIN is always in touch with the latest trends, and can consult policy makers on all aspects of standardization, especially in groundbreaking fields such as Industry 4.0, smart cities or the TTIP. DIN can provide access to partners in high places, as well as information on current policies, standpoints, strategies, etc.
Standardization is an effective instrument for industry self-regulation. It serves the interests of society as a whole, and not the economic interests of individual parties. To ensure this, DIN makes sure that all stakeholders in standardization have access to standards work. The government refers to DIN Standards in legislation rather than trying to draw up its own technical regulations. Thus, standardization contributes to deregulation. This form of cooperation is called a "public-private partnership" (PPP). The PPP principle has been a feature of German standardization for nearly 100 years and was formally set down in a "Standards Agreement" with the German Federal Government over 40 years ago. The framework for cooperation at European level is laid down in the European regulation on standardization, Regulation 1025/2012