The European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT standardisation was set up following a European Commission decision to advise on matters related to the implementation of ICT standardisation policies (.pdf). It deals with:
- potential future ICT standardisation needs in support of European legislation, policies and public procurement;
- technical specifications for public procurements, developed by global ICT standards-developing organisations;
- cooperation between ICT standards-setting organisations;
- the rolling plan, which provides a multi-annual overview of the needs for preliminary or complementary ICT standardisation activities in support of the EU policy activities.
The Multi-Stakeholder Platform is composed of representatives of national authorities from EU Member States & EFTA countries, European and international ICT standardisation bodies, and stakeholder organisations that represent industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and consumers.
It is co-chaired by the European Commission Directorates General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME and Connect and meets 4 times a year.