The request for the study comes following the mandate from the Competitiveness Council of the Council of the EU given in 2015.
Primarily, the contractor shall obtain data and evaluate how European standards function in driving European innovation and industrial competitiveness. Their interplay with societal interests of health, safety, environmental and consumer protection, arising from the development, manufacturing and use of products, services, materials and key enabling technologies, shall be clarified.
The contractor shall focus on a selection of major industry sectors for growth in Europe. In addition, the effects of European standards and standardisation on SMEs’ competitiveness should be assessed. The role of conformity assessment and the use of European harmonised standards by manufacturers should also be investigated.
The deadline for submission of tenders is 22 February 2019 at 16.00 Brussels time.
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