A new invitation to submit a proposal for the action grants supporting the standardisation activities of the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) - (SMP-STAND-2022-ESOS-03-IBA), and thus contributing to the European Commission Standardisation strategy, is currently open.
These action grants will support the work of its three pre-identified beneficiaries, which are the recognised ESOs in the EU according to Annex I of the the Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012: the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
Only standards developed by these three ESOs and adopted after a request made by the Commission for the application of Union harmonisation legislation, are harmonised standard recognised as European Standards (ENs).
This call is promoted under the Support to Standardisation strand of the Single Market Programme (SMP) - which is managed by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) since 1 April 2021 in tight collaboration with the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission.
With its budget of €6 million, this call will support the extremely valuable activities of the ESOs which, by producing harmonised standards, contribute to the conformity of EU products with the respected legislative provisions' essential requirements and allow commercialisation and implementation in all EU Member States – thus fostering the Single Market.
Applications are thus reserved to the pre-identified beneficiaries (who are invited to submit a proposal until 16 May 2023), but benefits from this call will touch all European citizens, especially consumers and entrepreneurs.
In particular, the call will focus on 22 topics:
Topic 1 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Repurposing of gas networks to dedicated hydrogen networks
Topic 2 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Hydrogen quality in dedicated gaseous hydrogen networks
Topic 3 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standardisation of Low Voltage Direct Current Technologies
Topic 4 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability - COM(2020)474
Topic 5 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Pre-standardisation work related to the proposed REGULATION on horizontal cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 (Cyber Resilience Act, proposal COM/2022/454 final) by CEN-CENELEC
Topic 6 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Pre-standardisation work related to the proposed REGULATION on horizontal cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 (Cyber Resilience Act proposal, COM/2022/454 final) by ETSI
Topic 7 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standards for Quantum Technologies (QT)
Topic 8 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standardisation of pre-award phases of public procurement
Topic 9 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standards to specify quantification of methane emissions in oil, gas and coal operations, surveys to detect and repair methane leakages in oil and gas operations and equipment to avoid venting in oil and gas operations
Topic 10 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Support to standardisation work on artificial intelligence (AI) - cybersecurity specifications
Topic 11 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Support to standardisation work on artificial intelligence (AI) – engagement with international Standards Development Organisations
Topic 12 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Age verification online
Topic 13 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standardisation on additive manufacturing
Topic 14 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Performances of GNSS receivers for autonomous vehicles
Topic 15 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Making harmonised standards inclusive/gender-responsive
Topic 16 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Improving quality, efficiency and visibility of European ICT standardisation
Topic 17 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Mapping exercise activities supporting the new Machinery Regulation that is fit for the digital age
Topic 18 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standards for methods of analysis for metals in food
Topic 19 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standards for methods of analysis for mycotoxins and plant toxins in food
Topic 20 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standards for methods of analysis for process and other contaminants in food
Topic 21 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standards for methods of analysis in feed
Topic 22 SMP-STAND-2023-ESOS-01-IBA Standards for method for the measurements of emissions into the air of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). in support of Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
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- Publication date
- 14 March 2023
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency