Standardisation: European Economic and Social Committee votes for inclusiveness

Brussels, 25th May 2016 – Today, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) plenary almost unanimously approved rapporteur Patrick Liébus’ Opinion on the 2016 Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation. This is the first time small and medium-sized companies, workers, consumers and environmental NGOs make their joint voice heard in an official document on standardisation at the EESC. The Opinion calls for better inclusion of these underrepresented players within standardisation as well as for a specific status for the organisations that represent them.