The "Reference documents" section is divided in 3 categories and lists documents referring to European standards and policies:
- General framework: presentation of the most relevant legal and political documents dealing with standardisation policy
- Vademecum on European Standardisation: compilation of some key documents from the Commission services on European standardisation policy and related practice. It provides guidance without having legal status
- Key documents: reference source by chronological order of 'European Standardisation Policy' documents published in the Official Journal of the European Union (cooperation guidelines, Commission communications, Commission reports, Commission staff working papers, Council conclusions, Council resolutions and resolutions of the European Parliament.