Every year the rolling plan is updated and extended to reflect new EU policies and new technologies. In the 2019 edition, 4 new chapters were added. 'Artificial intelligence' and 'European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS)' have been added to the 'Key enablers and security' chapter, and 'Water management digitisation' and 'Single European sky' have been added to the 'Sustainable growth' chapter.
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 for 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 is an expert group composed of representatives of EU and EFTA countries, ICT standardisation organisations, and industry and societal stakeholders. The MSP advises the Commission on all matters related to ICT standardisation. This inclusive and participatory approach to developing the rolling plan ensures wide support from the European and international standardisation organisations, associations, EU countries, and key global industrial and technology companies.