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1 1 European Standardisation and the Identification of ICT Technical Specifications 13th XBRL Europe Day Rome, 6 May 2014 Antonio Conte, Project Manager Unit "Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy" DG Enterprise and Industry – European Commission

2 Global ICT Standardisation scene ISO CEN ISO CEN ETSI ITU IEC CENELEC ICT Forum J T C 1 W 3 C O A S I S I E T FO G F Others... I E E E Small “private/ closed” fora and consortia National Bodies (National Committees) Covered by the European standardisation system Outside of the scope of European standardisation – thus not automatically available for use in public procurement

3 Regulation (EU) 1025/2012(I) Consolidated legal basis for European standardisation which: Repeals Decisions 87/95/EC and 1673/2006/EC Amends several Directives, including Directive 98/34/EC Entered into force on 1/1/2013

4 Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 (II) Extends definitions and scope to services Ensures cooperation between NSB on draft standards and work programmes (Articles 3-4) Increases stakeholder participation (Article 5) An obligation for ESOs Financing of other European organisations representing SMEs, consumers, environmental interests, social interests (Article 16, criteria in Annex III)

5 Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 (III) Identification of ICT technical specifications which may be referenced in public procurement (Articles 13 and 14) Proposals from Member States or Commission European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation to advise Requirements for the identification (Annex II) The identified ICT technical specifications shall constitute common technical specifications referred to in public procurement Directives + Directive 2009/81/EC + Regulation (EC, Euratom) 2342/2002.

6 Requirements for the identification (I)  The technical specifications have market acceptance and their implementations do not hamper interoperability with the implementations of existing European or international standards.  The technical specifications are coherent as they do not conflict with European standards, i.e. they cover domains where the adoption of new European standards is not foreseen within a reasonable period existing standards have not gained market uptake or where these standards have become obsolete the transposition of the technical specifications into European standardisation deliverables is not foreseen within a reasonable period. 6

7 Requirements for the identification (II)  The technical specifications were developed by a non-profit making organisation which is a professional society, industry or trade association or any other membership organisation that within its area of expertise develops ICT technical specifications and which is not a European standardisation organisation, national or international standardisation body, through processes which fulfil the following criteria: openness consensus transparency  Further requirements on maintenance, availability, IPR essential to the implementation of specifications [to be licensed to applicants on FRAND basis], relevance, neutrality and stability, quality. 7

8 European Multi-stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation Set up by Commission Decision 2011/C 349/04 Mandate for three years Participants: Member States, SDOs, industry, SMEs, societal organisations Observers on case by case basis Advice on implementation of ICT standardisation policy, work programme Advice on selection and evaluation process in view of recognition of ICT technical specifications Chair and secretariat: Commission services Kick-off meeting: 26 March 2012

9 The identification process Member State/Commission proposal Set up of an Evaluation Group and preparation of a report Discussion of the report and advice by the Platform Consultation of sectoral experts Commission's Implementing Decision to identify the technical specifications eligible for referencing in public procurement 9

10 10 Contact European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry Unit E4: Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economyy Enabling Techno B-1049 Brussels Webpage :

11 EU Enterprise ec.europa.eu/enterprise DG Enterprise and Industry Information and Contributions Online


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