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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.
Small Business Standards and ECOS, the european environmental citizens organisation for standardisation, organised 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 was 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.
- Visual report
The complex issues discussed during our workshop are summarised in a visual report. Download the report here
- Workshop conclusions
If you prefer a more traditional summary, click here to download ECOS’ concise workshop conclusions.
- Position paper
On the occasion of the workshop, ECOS published a Position Paper entitled “The Use of Standards in Legislation and Policies: Click here for more information
- Photo gallery
To view the workshop pictures, click here