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The use of standards in policy: is there an elephant in the room?
A Workshop to explore the possible implications of the James Elliott and other Court cases on the way policy-makers perceive and use standards in European laws and policies.
12 June 2018
European Economic and Social Committee (JDE70 room)
Small Business Standards and ECOS, the european environmental citizens organisation for standardisation, are organising a workshop on the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the James Elliott case, which for the first time recognises that European standards are part of EU legislation. The workshop will also address other EU court cases which have an effect on the use of standards in support of EU Single Market legislation, as well as the increasing use of standards to set policy.
The aim of this event will be to discuss the consequences this and other rulings could have on the European standardisation system, the use of standards in EU policy-making, and the effects on SME and other users of standards.