The Joint Initiative on Standardisation

Mr. Hein Bollens from the European Commission, responsible for the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (JIS), also participated in the European Regional Meeting at the Global Forum.

In its Communication on the JIS, the European Commission gives a broad vision about the future of the European Standardisation System with the goals to modernise, better prioritise, speed up and streamline the Single Market. One of the very positive aspects is that the cooperation among standardisation organisations, industry and consumer associations, trade unions, EU Member States and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is absolutely necessary to reach those goals.

GS1 in Europe officially signed the Initiative in September 2016. Elzbieta Halas, CEO GS1 Poland, represents GS1 in Europe in its Steering Committee ensuring that GS1’s experience in standardisation is duly heard at the highest level and is actively involved in the concrete actions to be delivered by the end of 2019.

Mr. Bollens explains the way forward. To learn more about it, watch Mr. Bollens’ interview with GS1 TV