The Rolling Plan is a strategic document identifying EU policy priorities in relation with ICT standards and technical specifications, in particular interoperability (including avoidance of technology lock-in) in the ICT domain.
The European Commission has different options for making use of standards and technical specifications or triggering activities around standardisation:
- Standards may be referenced in support of legislation, i.e. in the context of EU Regulations or Directives. Harmonised European Standards (HEN) may be used to demonstrate compliance with so-called essential requirements
- Standards may also be used in support of industrial or innovation policy, e.g. for driving interoperability and the uptake of new technologies
- Standards can also play a role in EU funded Research and Innovation (R&I) projects, most notably in the context of the EU Framework Programmes for R&I
IoT, Broadband Infrastructure, Cloud computing, Advanced manufacturing, Intelligent transport systems (ITS), Smart Grids etc. are targeted in this Rolling Plan.More on the EU Rolling Plan