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Consultation on standards in the Digital Single Market: setting priorities and ensuring delivery Published on: 24/09/2015, Last update: 09/03/2016

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04/01/2016.

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, said: "Standards are an essential component of the Single Market. For Europe to be at the cutting edge of innovation, our standards need to adapt quickly and effectively to the emergence of new technologies and to internationalisation."

Today the European Commission launched a public consultation on Standards for the Digital Single Market (DSM). With this consultation, the Commission seeks input from Standards Development Organisations, companies, researchers, stakeholders' associations, public authorities and any interested party. The consultation is open until 4 January.

The deadline for submissions has been extended from 16 December to 4 January

Standards are important tools for making different systems work together and stimulating the emergence of new eco-systems across a Digital Single Market of more than 500 million people in Europe. They can boost innovation and reinforce the competitiveness of European industry.

The Commission is gathering views on priorities for standards in key technology areas which are critical to achieving the DSM and which, once delivered, can constitute a technological foundation upon which other standards can be built. The Commission is looking for input on standards in:

  • 5G communications
  • cloud computing
  • cybersecurity
  • data-driven services and applications
  • digitisation of European industry
  • eHealth
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities and efficient energy use

The contributions to this consultation will serve to build an ICT Priority Standards Plan, as set out in the Digital Single Market strategy presented by the Commission on 6 May.

More information on the public consultation

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, said: "Standards are an essential component of the Single Market. For Europe to be at the cutting edge of innovation, our standards need to adapt quickly and effectively to the emergence of new technologies and to internationalisation."