Last year's Commission Communication on standardisation and innovation (COM(2008) 133 final) announced the main subjects for the revision of ICT standardisation policy, adding that it would seek a broad agreement on its intentions before following up with policy proposals, in particular regarding the possible revision of Council Decision 87/95. In its conclusions on standardisation and innovation, the Competitiveness Council of September 2008 also took the view that it would be helpful for European standardisation bodies to exploit possible synergies with standardisation fora and consortia and endorsed the desire of the Commission to support a better use of standards in matters relating to ICT. As a result of this process, it was decided to prepare the present White Paper to ascertain the degree of consensus on the possible revision of ICT standardisation policy by submitting the results of the work to date to public consultation.