EDF has submitted feedback on the public consultation for the European Commission’s proposal to amend Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 on European Standardisation.
We have welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to amend Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 on European Standardisation as a first step towards ensuring a transparent European standardisation system with improved governance and empowered European rights-holders.
However, as we have demonstrated in our feedback, we do not believe this amendment is enough to ensure that the European standardisation system is fit for supporting EU policies, nor that it is inclusive for persons with disabilities and their representative organisations.
Some of the barriers which limit equal participation and say of organisations of persons with disabilities in European standardisation are due to lack of accessibility of standardisation procedures, obligatory fees to participate, resource limitations, imbalance of power in European and national standardisation activities, and limited decision-making powers (e.g. no voting rights or insufficient voting weight).
Therefore, we call on the Commission to build on this positive development and launch a comprehensive revision of the Regulation to address the many challenges in relation to a truly representative, fair, and inclusive European standardisation system.
See our comprehensive recommendations for improving the European standardisation system below
EDF recommendations for a representative, fair, and inclusive European standardisation system