EARTO Voting Recommendations for Globally Competitive Standardisation in the Digital Single Market
EARTO, the network of over 350 Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs), would like to put forward voting recommendations ahead of the upcoming discussions and votes in the European Parliament:
- on the Draft Report on “European standards” by IMCO Committee MEP Marlene Mizzi,
- on the Draft Opinion on “European standards” by ITRE Committee MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel,
- and on the Draft Report on “Digitising European Industry” by ITRE Committee MEP Reinhard Bütikofer.
RTOs are non-profit research organisations with public missions to support society. Their work range from basic research to new products and services development. They are trusted and critical partners at the core of innovation hubs: cooperating with industries, specifically SMEs, and with a wide array of public actors.
EARTO members urge MEPs to support amendments which stand for pro-interoperability in the Digital Single Market (DSM) and pro-standardisation, both in favour of valuing investments in European RD&I. We also call on MEPs to reject amendments undermining Europe’s economy and innovation ecosystems.