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EU Commission: Access to Standardization Study

EU Commission: Access to Standardization Study

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10/20/2011

 
 
Koos van Elk, Rob van der Horst (contact:kve@eim.nl)Zoetermeer, 10 March 2009
Access to Standardisation
Study for the European Commission,Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General
Final Report
 
 
 This project has been commissioned by the Enterprise and Industry Directorate Generalof the European Commission.
Acknowledgements
This study was commissioned and financed by the Directorate General for Enterprise andIndustry of the European Commission. The contract was awarded to EIM Business & Pol-icy Research in The Netherlands. EIM implemented the study in co-operation with themembers of the European Network for Social and Economic Research ENSR.This report has been prepared by a project team of EIM Business & Policy Research in theNetherlands that mainly consisted of Koos van Elk (team leader), Jennifer Telussa andRob van der Horst of EIM. The assistance of Alex Mekking in implementing the Internetsurveys is appreciated.The research team would like to thank staff of unit I.3 at the Directorate General for En-terprise and Industry and the members of the Steering Group composed of representa-tives of the EFTA secretariat, European Standards Organisations, stakeholder representa-tives and other DGs of the European Commission for fruitful discussions and support.The responsibility for the contents of this report lies with EIM bv. Quoting numbers or textin papers, essays and books is permitted only when the source is clearly mentioned. Nopart of this publication may be copied and/or published in any form or by any means, orstored in a retrieval system, without the prior written permission of EIM bv. EIM bv doesnot accept responsibility for printing errors and/or other imperfections.EIM Business & Policy ResearchPO Box 7001, 2701 AA Zoetermeer, The NetherlandsPhone: + 31 79 3430200Fax: + 31 79 3430204Rue Archimède 5, Box 4, 1000 BrusselsPhone: + 32 2 5100884Internet:www.eim.nl Email:info@eim.nl 
 
 
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Contents
SummaryPart I – Introduction and main findings1
 
Introduction 17
 
2
 
European standardisation: an overview 23
 
2.1
 
Introduction 23
 
2.2
 
The role of standards in the economy 26
 
2.3
 
The role of standards in European policy making 27
 
2.4
 
The European players 28
 
2.5
 
The European standardisation process 32
 
2.6
 
Access to the standardisation process 34
 
3
 
Conclusions and recommendations 35
 
3.1
 
Introduction 35
 
3.2
 
Main findings 36
 
3.3
 
Conclusions and recommendations 49
 
Part II – More detailed information 4
 
Access and participation of European stakeholders 65
 
5
 
Views of European players 67
 
5.1
 
Introduction 67
 
5.2
 
Overview and summary 67
 
5.3
 
Individual statements expressed in the interviews 70
 
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Views of National Standards Organisations 75
 
6.1
 
Introduction 75
 
6.2
 
The Internet survey among National Standards Organisations 75
 
6.3
 
Additional information from National Standards Organisations 90
 
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Views of stakeholders in 12 selected countries 107
 
7.1
 
Introduction 107
 
7.2
 
Face-to-face interviews in 12 countries 107
 
7.3
 
Internet survey among stakeholders 115
 
Annex 1 Standardisation in Estonia 143
 
Annex 2 Organisational changes in the Czech Republic 157
 
Annex 3 Annotated bibliography 159
 

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