The European Commission adopted in September 2012 the Communication "Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe" to stimulate the uptake of cloud computing to the benefit of European customers and providers. One of the three Key Actions proposed in the Communication focuses on standardisation.

In December 2012 at Cannes, the European Commission and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) launched the Cloud Standardization Coordination initiative. The initiative was launched in response to a request to ETSI from the EC to coordinate with stakeholders in the cloud standards ecosystems and devise standards roadmaps in support of EU policy in critical areas such as security, interoperability, data portability and reversibility.

After one year of work the final results are now becoming available. A meeting has been organized to present these results. The 1-day meeting hosted by the European Commission in Brussels is open to all but registration is required in advance (limited places are available).