Rolling Plan 2021

The Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation provides a unique bridge between EU policies and standardisation activities in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT). This allows for increased convergence of standardisation makers’ efforts towards achieving EU policy goals. This document is the result of an annual dialogue involving a wide-range of interested parties as represented by the European multi-stakeholder platform on ICT standardisation (MSP). The Rolling Plan focuses on actions that can support EU policies and does not claim to be as complete as the work programmes of the various standardisation bodies.

Standardisation actions identified in this document to support EU policies are complementary to other instruments, in particular the Annual Union Work Programme (AUWP). The Rolling Plan attempts to list all known areas where ICT standardisation could support EU policy objectives. It also details the requirements for ICT standardisation, translates them into actions and provides a follow-up mechanism for the actions.

The Rolling Plan 2021 identifies around 180 actions grouped into 37 technological or application domains under four thematic areas: key enablers and security, societal challenges, innovation for the single market and sustainable growth. In the 2021 edition four new chapters were added. “COVID-19” and “Safety, transparency and due process online” under the societal challenges theme and “Circular economy” and “U-space” under sustainable growth. Digital technologies and data play a paramount role in fighting the pandemic and are at the heart of the digital transformation that is needed to convert our economy to a low emission, circular one. Challenges with respect to cybersecurity, safety, privacy, transparency and integrity of digital processes arise at every step of digitalisation and policy makers need to be more aware that ICT standardisation is the tool to tackle them.

EU POLICY AREAS SUPPORTED BY ICT STANDARDISATION

KEY ENABLERS AND SECURITY

SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

INNOVATION FOR THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH