Draft Programme

Inclusiveness of the European Standardisation System

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8.30 - 09.00 - Registration

09.00 – 09.10 - Introductory remarks:

Bernd Dittmann, Vice-President of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption, EESC

09.10 - 10.20 - The EU-institutional perspective:

  • Radek Maly, Head of Unit for Standards for Growth, European Commission DG GROW
  • Andreas Schwab, MEP, Chair of Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) (tbc)

EESC opinion presentation:

  • Gerardo Larghi, Rapporteur of EESC opinion on Harmonised standards: Enhancing transparency and legal certainty for a fully functioning Single Market
  • Elżbieta Szadzińska, Rapporteur of EESC opinion European standardisation for 2019

General debate

10.20 - 11.20 - Perspective of European and International Standardisation bodies:

Moderation: Denis Meynent, EESC Member

  • Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC)
  • Margot Dor, Director Public Affairs of European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

General debate

11.20 - 11.30 - Coffee break

11.30 - 12.45 - Roundtable discussion with stakeholders: Moderation:

Bernd Dittmann, EESC

Participants:

  • Luc Hendrickx, SMEunited Director Enterprise Policy (SBS)
  • Isabelle Schömann, Confederal Secretary of European Trade Union Confederation, (ETUC)
  • Justin Wilkes, Executive Director of European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS)
  • Arnold Pindar, Former President of The European consumer voice in standardisation (ANEC) from 2011 to June 2019

General debate

12.45 - 13.00 - Summary and conclusions:

Bernd Dittmann, Vice-President of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption, EESC

Participants can speak and listen to English, German and French