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13.06.2016

Construction Industry and Material Producers join forces for better standardisation

Joint Initiative on Standardisation_CPE_EBC_FIECStandardisation has a significant impact on the construction sector and the development of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation has been supported by three sectoral federations, namely Construction Products Europe, representing the manufacturers of construction products, as well as EBC and FIEC, together representing construction enterprises of all sizes – from one person micro firms and SMEs to large globally active contractors – across Europe. 


Today the representatives of these three European construction sector associations joined Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska in Amsterdam to co-sign the Joint Initiative on Standardisation. This initiative sets out actions to modernise, prioritise and speed up the delivery of standards by the end of 2019, respecting the needs of their users.

It kicks off a dialogue between all the stakeholders involved in standardisation: European and national standardisation organisations, industry, civil society, Member States and the Commission, who gathered at the Europe Building to celebrate the agreement, in a ceremony organised by the Dutch Presidency.