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Representation environmental, social and consumers interests in European standardisation

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This Call for Proposals aims at concluding 3 Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) with European Organisations representing environmental, social and consumers interests in European standardisation activities. Standards are important tools for the competitiveness of undertakings and especially SMEs, whose participation in the standardisation process is important for technological progress in the Union. Furthermore, standards can have a broad impact on society, in particular on the safety and well-being of citizens, the efficiency of networks, the environment, workers’ safety and working conditions, accessibility and other public policy fields. However, standards are written by technical experts in their field who represent the background and interest of the companies which these experts work for. It is therefore important for the EU to facilitate and support the participation of experts representing background and interests of SMEs and societal and social stakeholders in the standardisation process, especially in the European context where European standards play a very important role in supporting EU legislations and EU policies.

Budget

This call aims at the conclusion of a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). The information given below relates to the financing of an operating grant under the FPA, which should be taken into account by the applicants when preparing the annual work programme: − the maximum budgets allocated for EU financing of an operating grant for 2015: 

  • for environment interests: € 400.000 
  • for social interests; € 200.000 
  • for consumer interests: € 1.400.000 

− the maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs for 2015: 95% 

Begunstigden

The European organisation (the Partner) representing environmental/social/consumers interests in European standardisation activities: (a) is non-governmental, non-profit-making, and independent of industry, commercial and business or other conflicting interests; (b) has as its statutory objectives and activities to represent environmental/social/consumers interests in the standardisation process at European level; (c) has been mandated by national non-profit environmental/social/consumer organisations in at least two thirds of the Member States, to represent environmental/social/consumers interests in the standardisation process at European level.

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