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Education for Standardisation in the EU

Objective

Standards significantly impact EU’s GDP, its competitiveness in global markets, but also the promotion of the Single Market and are key instruments for disseminating its core values and supporting its New Industrial Strategy and Green Deal.
Likewise, they are essential for efficiently developing the digital, data-driven and, and green economy, and supporting the EU’s interests in global markets and are perceived as important future tools for disseminating its core values. Nevertheless, EU stakeholders do not fully exploit the opportunities of standardisation. The number of the EU’s standardisation experts is insufficient, in particular in international committees; a pool of young professionals from the EU entering standardisation are missing is needed. Standardisation education can
address these challenges, but is underdeveloped and fragmented at all EU education levels.
Edu4Standards.eu addresses this by specifying standardization skills needed in the EU, analyzing the fragmented teaching landscape and its gaps, and developing an Innovative Teaching Concept on Standardardisation (ITCoS) suitable for various study contexts and specifically considering digital, green, and social aspects. Edu4Standards.eu involves all levels from BSc to professional education and all key stakeholders, represented by 11 HEIs from 9 countries, CEN incl. 27 national NSBs, 1 RTO, 3 SMEs, and extensive stakeholder networks with >300 organisations and an External Advisory Group with all international standardization bodies and industry representatives. Main outputs: ITCoS, 5 pilots with robust and efficient direct and distant standards teaching modules, 15 EU Academic Standardisation Days, a Students’ Standardisation Association, a CEN Workshop Agreement and a EU Roadmap for Standardisation on Education. On this basis, Edu4Standards.eu aims to facilitate standards education in more than 100 HEI (Bsc. and Msc. courses) and contribute to additional 5,000 standards experts p. a. by 2027.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 460 000,00
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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