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News article23 March 2022European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency2 min read

The invitation to submit a proposal under “Support to Standardisation activities performed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI” is now opened in eGrants!

A new call/invitation to submit a proposal under the Standardisation strand of the SMP was launched on 8 March 2022, with deadline for applications on 5 May 2022. A total budget of € EUR 8,542,657.00 is available for 22 topics, supporting the EC Standardisation strategy.

As of 1 April 2021, the Support to Standardisation strand of the Single Market Programme is managed by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA).

The call/invitation to submit a proposal, launched on 8 March 2022, is the first call to be managed in eGrants, following the successful on-boarding to eGrants of the programme.

The primary objective of standardisation is the definition of voluntary technical or quality specifications with which current or future products, production processes or services may comply.

The Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 governs European standardisation. CEN, CENELEC and ETSI are the European standardisation organisations recognised by that Regulation (annex I). They produce European standards and European standardisation deliverables, which support the implementation of EU policies and legislation.

The long-term partnership between the Commission and the European standardisation organisation (CEN, CENLEC and ETSI) builds on the shared objectives established by the EU policies and legislation.

The European standards, adopted after a request made by the Commission for the application of Union harmonisation legislation, are harmonised standards.

Compliance of a product, process or service with the harmonised standards offers presumption of conformity with the respected legislative provisions' essential requirements and allows commercialisation and implementation in all EU Member States.

Therefore, European standards and European standardisation deliverables are essential for the implementation of the Single Market.

CEN, CENELEC and ETSI are the three identified beneficiaries eligible for funding under this call, invited to apply on the topics of their competence out of 22 topics of the call.

The direct award to the CEN, CENELEC and ETSI of action grants will support their activities under the following topics:

  • Topic 1-2022-STA Seconded European standardisation expert in China (SESEC V)
  • Topic 2-2022-STA A Shared Digital Infrastructure
  • Topic 3-2022-STA IT interfaces for HAS
  • Topic 4-2022-STA eInvoicing in support of Directive 2014/55/EU
  • Topic 5-2022-STA Space – Performances of GNSS receivers for autonomous vehicles
  • Topic 6-2022-STA COVID-19 vaccines and medicines production
  • Topic 7-2022-STD material efficient recycling and preparation for re-use of critical raw materials from different waste streams in support of the COM (2020)474 Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability and of Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning batteries and waste batteries, repealing Directive 2006/66/EC and amending Regulation (EU) No 2019/1020 COM/2020/798 final
  • Topic 8-2022-STA low-carbon cement
  • Topic 9 -2022-STA Hydrogen technologies and components
  • Topic 10-2022-STA Transport and storage of hydrogen
  • Topic 11 -2022-STA Standards for the certification of chips in terms of security, authenticity, reliability
  • Topic 12 -2022-STA Smart contracts for data spaces
  • Topic 13-2022-STA Caller ID Spoofing
  • Topic 14-2022-STA Emergency communications
  • Topic 15-2022-STA Internet of Things
  • Topic 16-2022-STA 5G uptake
  • Topic 17-2022-STA Smart Cities and Communities
  • Topic 18-2022-STA Cyber-security
  • Topic 19-2022-STA Cyber-security / Network and information security
  • Topic 20-2022-STA Interoperability events
  • Topic 21-2022-STA Standardisation to support Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)
  • Topic 22-2022-STA Testing Platform aiming at validating the base standards developed by ETSI ISG CISE Data Model


Publication date
23 March 2022
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency