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1 European Initiatives in the Standardisation and e-Business Domains Antonio Conte European Commission – DG Enterprise and Industry Unit D3 “ICT for Competitiveness and Industrial Innovation” UN/CEFACT 18th Session - Geneva, 16 February 2012

2 Key Points Standards are voluntary documents that define technical or quality requirements European standards and standardisation are very effective policy tools (Single Market, interoperability, consumer and environmental protection, …) Evolution from product standards to process and production standards Coordination among the various standard development organisations is key

3 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 of today Outside of the scope of European standardisation – therefore not available for use

4 Our typical daily dose of global ICT standards Browsing the web StandardOrganisationStandardOrganisation 802.11IEEEBGPIETF URIIETFHTTPIETF CSSW3CWAIW3C HTMLW3C / ISOMPEGISO/IEC XMLW3CADSLITU TCP/IPIETFWSDMOASIS Innovative ICT technologies combine different standards and specifications from all kinds of organisations

5 Issues A major part of ICT standardisation is done in global fora & consortia, outside the scope of the European standardisation system CEN/CENELEC/ETSI These specifications are not directly available for referencing in public procurement However: The Digital Agenda underlines the need for interoperability. Fora & consortia specifications are expected to contribute Fora and consortia specifications need to be available for Europe

6 Proposed Regulation on European Standardisation [COM(2011) 315 final]

7 Proposal for Regulation (1) Consolidated legal basis for European standardisation which: Replaces Decisions 1673/2006/EC and 87/95/EC and part of Directive 98/34/EC Amends several Directives (objections to harmonised standards)

8 Proposal for Regulation (2) Extends definitions and scope to services Ensures cooperation between NSB on draft standards and work programmes (Arts. 3-4) Increases stakeholder participation: An obligation for ESOs (Article 5) Stakeholder organisations criteria in Annex III

9 Proposal for Regulation (3) Recognition of ICT standards for public procurement (+ policies and legislation?) (Articles 9 and 10) Suggestions from Member States or Commission Stakeholder platform will give advice: expert working group with MS, industry, ESOs, Fora & Consortia, SMEs, societal groups Criteria: Annex II

10 Proposal for Regulation (4) Proposal to be adopted by EP and Council, following advice of EESC and national Parliaments (ordinary legislative procedure) Entry into force on 1st January 2013?

11 Communication on e-Invoicing [COM(2010) 712 final] European Multi-stakeholder Forum on e-Invoicing [Commission Decision 2010/C 326/07]

12 The Communication on e-Invoicing Mass adoption of e-invoicing within the EU would lead to significant economic benefits BUT most of e-invoicing’s potential is still untapped 5 priority domains for action Invitation addressed to UN/CEFACT: “UN/CEFACT is invited to pursue the fast development of e- business messages that are complementary to the e- invoice, and will improve the ability of businesses, trade and administrative organisations to exchange products and relevant services effectively.”

13 European Multi-stakeholder Forum on e-Invoicing Role Address remaining barriers which prevent the exchange of e-invoices across EU Share experiences and good practices Monitor e-invoicing adoption Established for a three-years period, 2 meetings per year (chaired by the Commission) Composition (63 members) 2 representatives per National Forum (54) European associations from the “user side”: SMEs, large corporate, and users (6) European organisations and associations : CEN, ECB, Article 29 Working Party (3) Kick-off meeting: 13 September 2011 in Brussels

14 Activities of the Forum Monitoring the e-invoicing uptake at Member States and EU level Leader: P. Breyne (BE) Exchange of experiences and good practices Leaders: C. Bryant and M. Schizas (UK) Propose solutions for cross-border barriers Leader: S. Engel-Flechsig (DE) Migration towards a single e-invoice data model Leader: P. Potgieser (CEN)

15 National Multi-stakeholder Fora on e-Invoicing Role Raising acceptance of e-invoices Coordinate initiatives (legal, technical, etc.) Composition Balanced representation of stakeholders (e.g. public administrations, enterprises, financial organisations, service providers, standardisation bodies, consumers) National fora have been formally set up in AT, BE, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FR, HU, IE, IT, LU, LV, NL, PT, SE, SK, UK

16 Digital Supply Chain Projects

17 Industry led projects that aim at facilitating the integration of SMEs in global digital supply chains Covered sectors: fashion (textile, clothing and footwear - pilot completed), automotive ["Autogration" project], and transport - logistics (pilots to be completed in March) tourism, and food supply chain (underway) The publicly available results of the demonstration actions and the reference models proposed render the implementation of е- business solutions easier and more affordable and interoperable with benefits for both SMEs and large players alike

18 Standardisation Information and Contact Web sites: standards/standardisation-policy/index_en.htm s/index_en.htm e-Mail:

19 @EU_enterprise EU Enterprise DG Enterprise and Industry Information and Contributions Online

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