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Notification system

Work programmes of standardisation bodies

European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) and national standardisation bodies (NSBs) are obliged to establish work programmes and make them publicly available. They must notify the European Commission and other stakeholders of their existence.

The notification system was set up to inform stakeholders about policy actions related to European standards. It helps ensure proper consultation and market relevance before the action is taken. The obligation to publish information on a website stems from Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.

    The purpose of this webpage is to

    • notify stakeholders about policy actions related to European standardisation (Article 12)
    • publish information on Commission implementing decisions after formal objections to harmonised standards (Article 11(2))

    Any updates to this webpage can be followed by an RSS feed

    Categories of notified policy actions

    *Since July 2016, a 4-week 'deadline for feedback' is set for notifications in categories II and III.

    I. Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation

    Notifications on Union Work Programme

    Notification

    Notification date
    (deadline for feedback)

    Preliminary Draft: 2022 Annual Union Work Programme

    21/05/2021
    (28/06/2021)

    21/12/2020

    2020 Annual Union Work Programme

    04/11/2019

    2019 Annual Union Work Programme

    11/10/2018

    2018 Annual Union Work Programme

    25/08/2017

    2017 Annual Union Work Programme

    01/06/2016

    2016 Annual Union Work Programme

    08/01/2016

    II. Possible future standardisation requests to European standardisation organisations

    Notifications on draft standardisations requests (Mandates)

    Notification

    Notification date
    (deadline for feedback)

    Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations as regards harmonised standards in support of Directive (EU) 2019/882

    29/11/2021
    (02/01/2022)

    Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards methods for the measurements of PCDDs/PCDFs and dioxin-like PCBs, total gaseous mercury and formaldehyde in support of Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

    30/09/2021
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation in support of Directive 2014/90/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on marine equipment (dry chemical powder fire-extinguishing systems)

    28/09/2021
    (expired)

    Draft amendment to Commission Implementing Decision C(2020)6148 of 11 September 2020 (M/567) as regards new unmanned aircraft systems classes introduced by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1058 of 27 April 2020

    4/06/2021
    (expired)

    Draft amendment to Commission Implementing Decision C(2020) 612 final of 10.2.2020 (M/564) on a standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards the EU fertilising products in support of Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

    17/05/2021
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations as regards communication exchange, electricity and hydrogen supply for road, maritime transport and inland navigation in support of Directive 2014/94/EU and its planned revision under the ‘Fit for 55’ package

    22/04/2021
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute as regards on-board weighing equipment in support of Regulation (EU) 2019/1213

    18/02/2021
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards space heating appliances in support of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council

    18/02/2021
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards pyrotechnic articles in support of Directive 2013/29/EU

    2/02/2021
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations in support of Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2024 with regard to ecodesign requirements for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2018 with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function

    1/12/2020
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations in support of Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2019 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2016 with regard to energy labelling of refrigerating appliances

    1/12/2020
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards toy safety in support of Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

    22/09/2020
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations as regards automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) in support of Directive (EU) 2019/520

    28/08/2020
    (expired)

    Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations in the area of accreditation and conformity assessment

    11/03/2020
    (expired)

    Other information on overall planning

    III. Formal objections to harmonised standards

    Notifications on pending objections

    Notification

    Notification date
    (deadline for feedback)

    Formal objection against EN ISO 12402-2:2020 ‘Personal flotation devices - Part 2: Lifejackets, performance level 275 - Safety requirements (ISO 12402-2:2020)’, EN ISO 12402-3:2020 ‘Personal flotation devices - Part 3: Lifejackets, performance level 150 - Safety requirements (ISO 12402-3:2020)’ and EN ISO 12402-4:2020 ‘Personal flotation devices - Part 4: Lifejackets, performance level 100 - Safety requirements (ISO 12402-4:2020)’

    18/11/2020
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 50566:2017 ‘Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices with the basic restrictions and exposure limit values related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range from 30 MHz to 6 GHz: hand-held and body mounted devices in close proximity to the human body’

    1/10/2020
    (expired)

    Formal objection against EN 71-2:2011-09 ‘Safety of toys - Part 2: Flammability’ / draft Commission decision on the formal objection

    10/02/2020
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 15194:2017 Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles

    22/01/2020
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN ISO 19085-3:2017 Woodworking machines – Safety requirements - Part 3: Numerically controlled (NC) boring and routing machines (ISO 19085-3:2017)

    16/01/2018
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN ISO 4126-1:2013 Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 1: Safety valves (ISO 4126-1:2013)

    17/11/2017
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 71-1:2014 Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties

    21/03/2017
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-24:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers

    26/10/2016
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN ISO 4064-1:2014 Water meters for cold potable water and hot water - Part 1: Metrological and technical requirements (ISO 4064-1:2014)

    08/07/2016
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN ISO 4074:2015 Natural latex rubber condoms - Requirements and test methods (326 kB)

    18/02/2016
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 13341:2005+A1:2011 'Static thermoplastic tanks for above ground storage of domestic heating oils, kerosene and diesel fuels' (527 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 14342:2013 'Wood flooring and parquet' (368 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 1168:2005+A3:2011 'Precast concrete products – hollow core slabs' (951 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 131622012+A12015 Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made mineral wool (MW) products (434 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 124:2015 'Gully tops and Manhole covers' - Parts 2-6 (2MB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 12285-2:2005 'Workshop fabricated steel tanks' - Part 2: 'Horizontal cylindrical single skin and double skin tanks for the aboveground storage of flammable and non-flammable water polluting liquids' (442 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 149042006 Indoor surfaces for multi-sports use (496 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 13383-12002 Armourstone Part 1 Specifications (719 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 13240:2001 'Roomheaters fired by solid fuel - Requirements and test methods' (609 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 126202002+A12008 Aggregates for concrete (536 kB)

    07/12/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN ISO 10993-7:2008 Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 7: Ethylene oxide sterilization residuals and EN ISO 10993-17:2009 Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 17: Establishment of allowable limits for leachable substances (398 kB)

    15/07/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-14:2006 (as amended, the latest amendment being A11:2012) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines (1 MB)

    26/01/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-60:2003 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-60: Particular requirements for whirlpool baths and whirlpool spas (as amended by A1:2005, A2:2008, A11:2010, A12:2010) (1 MB)

    26/01/2015
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN ISO 4074:2002 (as corrected by AC:2008) Natural latex rubber condoms - Requirements and test methods (239 kB)

    17/12/2014
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 50360:2001 "Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of mobile phones with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (300 MHz - 3 GHz)" (363 kB)

    28/11/2014
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN ISO 12402-2:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 2: Lifejackets, performance level 275 - Safety requirements, EN ISO 12402-3:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 3: Lifejackets, performance level 150 - Safety requirements, EN ISO 12402-4:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 4: Lifejackets, performance level 100 - Safety requirements (including relevant amendments) (471 kB)

    28/11/2014
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-15:2002 (as amended, the latest amendment being A11:2012) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids (297 kB)

    30/09/2014
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-9:2003 (as amended, the latest amendment being A13:2010) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliance (2 MB)

    30/09/2014
    (expired)

    Formal Objection against EN 1621-4:2013 (697 kB) Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact – Part 4: Motorcyclists' inflatable protectors – Requirements and test methods

    18/06/2013
    (expired)

    Other information on pending objections

    • (to be added)

    IV. Article 24 Reports

    Notification

    Article 24 Reports: ANEC

    Article 24 Reports: CEN

    Article 24 Reports: CENELEC

    Article 24 Reports: ECOS

    Article 24 Reports: ETSI

    Article 24 Reports: ETUC

    Article 24 Reports: SBS

    V. Identifications of ICT technical specifications

    Notifications on draft identifications

    Notification

    The Commission's intentions to identify ICT technical specifications are notified to and consulted with the ICT Standardisation policy multi-stakeholder platform (MSP). See ICT standardisation.

    Identified ICT technical specifications

    VI. Delegated acts to modify Annexes I or III of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012

    Notification

    Notification date

    No notifications available

     

    VII. Joint initiative on standardisation

    Notification

    Notification date

    Publication of the ETSI textbook 'Understanding ICT Standardization: Principles and Practice'

    08/10/2019

    Summary of the actions from the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

    15/07/2019

    Leaflet summarising the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

    12/07/2019

    Documents from Action 4 of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation: Improvement of standardisation awareness in national public authorities

    07/06/2019

    Presentations from the 9th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 27 February 2019

    01/03/2019

    Guide for referencing standards in public procurement in Europe (Action 11 of the Joint Initiative)

    15/01/2019

    Presentations from the 8th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 21 November 2018

    04/12/2018

    Presentations from the 7th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 12 March 2018

    12/03/2018

    Study: European market needs for education in standardisation/standardisation-related competence

    05/02/2018

    The Joint Initiative on Standardisation (4MB) - document signed in Amsterdam on 13 June 2016 and in Brussels on 12 July 2016

    13/06/2016
    (update 14/12/2017)

    Participants of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (as of 14 December 2017)

    01/08/2016
    (update 14/12/2017)

    Presentations from the 6th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 20 October 2017

    20/10/2017

    Presentations from the 5th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 3 May 2017

    03/05/2017

    Actions from the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

    26/06/2017
    (update 17/11/2017)

    Closing plenary of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

    22/04/2016

    VIII. Other actions

    Notification

    Notification date

    Roadmap for the upcoming standardisation strategy is open for public feedback (deadline: 26/07/2021)

    01/07/2021

    Satisfaction survey and future areas of the SESEI (Seconded European Standardization Expert for India) (deadline: 15/08/2021)

    01/07/2021

    Calls for proposals: Representation of consumers’, environmental and social interests in European standardisation

    16/06/2020

    Between 11 July - 27 September 2019, we organised a stakeholder consultation on the upcoming guidance on practical aspects of the implementation of the standardisation regulation. We received 42 contributions. The main takeaways are outlined in the report on the main results of the consultation.

    06/01/2020

    Call for experts: Recruitment of a seconded European standardisation expert in India (SESEI 4)

    05/06/2019

    Call for applications for the Renewal of the Membership of the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation (Word document)

    01/03/2019

    Commission acts to make standardisation in the Single Market more efficient

    23/11/2018

    Call for tender: Study on the functions and effects of European standards and standardisation in the EU and EFTA Member States

    23/11/2018

    Call for expression of interest for Harmonised Standards Consultants (HAS Consultants)
    This call is being organised by Ernst & Young (EY) through a service contract with the European Commission. Call for expression of interest for HAS Consultants

    The launch event of the new system of HAS Consultants took place on 26 February 2018 in Brussels. Webstreaming and presentations are available.

    20/02/2018

    Report on the implementation of EU standardisation policy and the contribution of European standards to EU policies and accompanying staff working document

    Action Plan: Structural solutions to decrease the stock of non-cited harmonised standards

    19/01/2018

    09/10/2017

    Commission takes steps to modernise EU's standardisation policy.
    The European Commission presents its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

    More information:

    01/06/2016

    SWD(2015) 205 final of 27/10/2015, Vademecum on European standardisation in support of Union legislation and policies:

    Part 1 - Role of the Commission's Standardisation requests to the European standardisation organisations (249 kB)
    Part 2 - Preparation and adoption of the Commission’s standardisation requests to the European standardisation organisations (303 kB)
    Part 3 - Guidelines for the execution of standardisation requests (155 kB)

    06/11/2015

    Report of the Roundtable 'Friends of Standardisation' on the Independent Review of the European Standardisation System, 1st July 2015 (6 MB)

    10/11/2015

    Independent Review of the European Standardisation System - Final report and Annexes

    04/05/2015
    (updated on
    24/11/2017)

    Scoreboard for the work programmes of standardisation bodies

    The scoreboard for the work programmes of standardisation bodies is a Commission initiative which aims to ensure transparency of the European standardisation system and proper and coherent application of Article 3 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.