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ETSI: an overview on the information and communication technologies standards

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is an independent, not-for-profit, world-leading standards developing organization for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which was founded in 1988 by CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations). Its headquarters are based in Sophia-Antipolis, France. Initially, ETSI was intended to be officially responsible for standardization of Information and Communication […]

28 April 2017 Read more…

The new standardisation request for lifts

The elaboration and adoption of  harmonised standards is based upon a standardisation request (mandate) issued by the European Commission to the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) according to Regulation (EU) n. 1025/2012. When a standard meets the requirements set out in the request, the Commission publishes its reference in the Official Journal of the European […]

1 March 2017 Read more…

The added value of standardisation for SMEs

EFESME and SBS (Small Business Standards) jointly organised the national seminar “Standardisation for SMEs: sectoral representation at EU level” in Madrid on the 22nd September. Mr Massimo Bezzi, EFESME Vice-President, opened the meeting welcoming the participants and highlighting the importance of EFESME in the defence of the lift sector at EU level, this work is […]

27 October 2016 Read more…

State of the Union 2016

On Wednesday 14 September 2016, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, delivered his second State of the Union address at the European Parliament Hemicycle. President Juncker looked back over the achievements of the past year, presented the priorities for the year ahead and set out how the European Commission will address the most […]

19 September 2016 Read more…


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