Arbeidsprogram for europeisk standardisering for 2017

Arbeidsprogram for europeisk standardisering for 2017

Meddelelse fra Kommisjonen til Europaparlamentet, Rådet og Den europeiske økonomiske og sosiale komite. Unionens årlige arbeidsprogram for europeiske standardisering for 2017
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2017

Dansk departementsnotat offentliggjort 5.8.2016

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BAKGRUNN (fra kommisjonsmeddelelsen, engelsk utgave)

European standards have proven to be an important policy tool for European policy making. Standards represent policy instruments which improve the functioning of the Single Market by eliminating technical barriers caused by conflicting national standards. They ensure the interoperability of networks and systems, grant a high level of consumer and environmental protection, they support and promote innovation. Standards benefit consumers, companies and society at large and contribute to the overall growth and competitiveness of the EU economy.

By driving the development of European standards for goods and services in strategic priority areas representing expanding markets, the Commission aims to create a competitive advantage for European enterprises, in particular for SMEs.

The publication of the annual Union work programme for European standardisation (AUWP) is a requirement set by the Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 (the Regulation) and aims to identify strategic priorities for European standardisation reflecting the policy objectives set by the Commission in its own planning.

In order to create new momentum for European Standardisation, the AUWP for 2017 is part of a comprehensive package on standardisation, including the Commission Communication on "European standards for the 21st century", with a Staff Working document on Service Standardisation, the Communication on the Article 24 Report on the implementation of the Regulation. In the AUWP, particular attention is paid to the Communication on the priority ICT standards plan adopted on 19th April 2016. This AUWP is also adopted also having in mind the discussions conducted in the context of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation, initiated by the Commission following the adoption of the Single Market Strategy.

It supports actions across the Commission priorities for Connected Digital Single Market; Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy; Deeper and Fairer Internal Market with a Strengthened Industrial Base.

The current AUWP complements the actions included in the AUWP for 2016 , notably on inclusiveness in the meaning of the Regulation.

The orientations indicated in the work programme do not have a budgetary impact over and above what is already foreseen in financial perspectives for the year 2017.