Stakeholders agree that more Europeans should be given opportunities to learn about standards and standardization
**Stakeholders agree that more Europeans should be given opportunities to learn about standards and standardization**
The First European Dialogue on Education about Standardization, jointly organised by the European Standards Organisations – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, was held in Brussels on 29 June 2012. The event attracted more than 90 delegates including representatives of business and industry, the higher education sector, governments and the European Commission, as well as national and European standards organisations. There is broad agreement among business leaders, education professionals, governments and the EU institutions that more must be done to raise awareness and improve knowledge about standards and standardization, was the main conclusion of a conference.
In particular, there is a need for materials that can be used in the context of further and higher education and professional training to explain the benefits of standardization for companies, industries and society as a whole. Fortunately, valuable work is already being done, and participants learned about positive examples of education and training activities that have been developed and implemented in various countries (in Europe and elsewhere).
CEN, CENELEC and ETSI are currently preparing a joint strategy on education about standardization. This will aim to build on existing practices, raise awareness of relevant issues, and provide a basis for developing new initiatives with relevant stakeholders in the coming years.
А Bulgarian delegate, Ass. Prof. Milka Vicheva from the Technical University in Sofia also attended the meeting.