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2018 Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation released

2018 Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation released
Published on: 26/03/2018
Today, the European Commission released the 2018 Rolling Plan on ICT Standardisation, which identifies ICT standardisation activities in support of EU policies.

Every year the rolling plan is updated and extended to reflect new EU policies and new technologies. This year it features the addition of chapters on 'blockchain and distributed digital ledger technologies' and ' regulatory technology' (extending the 'fintech' chapter).

An executive summary and online version of the rolling plan are also available.

2018 Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation (PDF, 1MB)

Executive summary - 2018 Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation (PDF, 794KB)

Online version - 2018 Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation

Background

The rolling plan provides a unique overview of standardisation activities in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) linked to EU legislation and policies, such as healthcare, cloud computing, intelligent transport systems, security, accessibility, Internet of Things, eGovernment, smart grids and many others.

It is crucial to clarify this link with European legislation and policies because ICT standards convey important technological requirements on privacy, security and accessibility.

Having the right ICT standards supports growth because it allows European businesses to expand their offer beyond national borders, enables industry to optimise its production system by interconnecting equipment and exploiting diverse data sources, supports consumers to make a choice between different digital offers, and helps public services to offer digital and cross-border services to citizens.

The rolling plan was developed with the help of the Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation (MSP). The MSP represents ICT standardisation stakeholders and advises the Commission. This inclusive and participatory approach in developing the rolling plan ensures wide support from the European and international standardisation organisations, associations, EU countires, and key global industrial and technology companies.

More information

ICT standardisation in the EU

Previous versions of the rolling plan