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SMEs in standardisation - reference documents

Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA)

List of actions planned under the Framework Partnership Agreement pdf - 24 KB [24 KB] (FPA) (April 2008)

The Framework Partnership Agreement aims to promote the participation of SMEs and craft enterprises and their interests in the European standardisation process, as well as to improve SME and craft enterprises' information on, and use of European standards.

NORMAPME (European Office of Crafts, Trades and Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises for Standardisation)

Detailed Progress Report March 2009

Annual Reports

Study on Best Practices

SMEs and standardisation in Europe: 23 good practices to promote the participation of craft and SME enterprises in standardisation and the use of standards (October 2006)

In 2005-2006 DG Enterprise carried out a study aiming at collecting comprehensive information on national actions and support measures implemented by national administrations, national standards bodies and SME and craft organisations and sectoral professional organisations or associations. The final outcome was a report with a selection of 23 cases of "good practices".

External Evaluation of the EU Actions for the Promotion of Craft and SMEs' Interests in the European Standardisation Area

Final report on the evaluation:

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