StandICT.eu supports European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT

StandICT.eu, “Supporting European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT”, addresses the need for ICT Standardisation and encourages EU experts’ presence in the international ICT standardisation scene. This new initiative funded by the European Commission focuses on supporting the participation and contribution of the EU specialists to the standard setting organisations (SSOs). Supported activities cover the 5 essential building blocks of the Digital Single Market:

  • 5G
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Big Data
  • IoT

These are the main topics for a series of 10 Open calls focused on priority domains and a continuous cascading grants process, launched by StandICT.eu from March 2018, providing support for European specialists to contribute to ongoing standards development activities, and attend SSO meetings.

The table below shows the different type of grants and funding range available for anyone who register as an applicant and submit a proposal:

Proposal type Description (example) Contract duration Funding range
LT – Long term contributions (with travel option) Contribution to ongoing standards development as chair or member of an SDO WG. E.g. comments on standards development and drafts, attending meetings, paying membership fees, Up to 12 months €5,000 – €8,000
ST – Short-Term contributions (with travel option) Contribution to standards documentation e.g. liaison to WG, comments on standards drafts, participation at meeting paying membership fees, 1 month – 6 months €1,000 – €5,000
OS – One-Shot (Event participation) Support to ensure participation at workshop or event (e.g., participant, observer, presentation) Ad-hoc for event participation €1.000 – €3,000

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Specific Agreement N° CEN/2018-14 e-Competence Performance Indicators and Common Metrics

Following the acceptance by the European Commission of a proposal from CEN, as prepared by CEN/TC 428 Secretariat, CEN has now signed a Specific Agreement with the European Commission for the standardization on e-Competence Performance Indicators and Common Metrics.

Under this Specific Agreement (N° CEN/2018-14) funding has been made available for establishing a team of paid experts to draft the input material into the consensus processes of CEN/TC 428 “ICT Professionalism and Digital competences”.

The overall coordination of the project will be performed by UNINFO

The official starting date of the Grand Agreement is 1st May 2019.

The Project Team will have a total budget of 330 man-days, to be allocated over a maximum of 6 paid experts. The applicants shall comply with the requirements of the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Project Team attached in Annex 1 and submit their application with the form indicated in Annex2.

More information

Annex 1 Terms of Reference for the project 

Annex 2 Application Form 

Open Call for Project team Experts for the execution of the work called for in the Specific Agreement N° CEN/2018-15 European Foundational Body of Knowledge for the ICT Profession

Following the acceptance by the European Commission of a proposal from CEN, as prepared by CEN/TC 428 Secretariat, CEN has now signed a Specific Agreement with the European Commission for the standardization on European Foundational Body of Knowledge for the ICT Profession.

Under this Specific Agreement (N° CEN/2018-15) funding has been made available for establishing a team of paid experts to draft the input material into the consensus processes of CEN/TC 428 “ICT Professionalism Digital and Competencies”.

The overall coordination of the project will be performed by UNINFO

The official starting date of the Grand Agreement is 1st May 2019.

The Project Team will have a total budget of 310 man-days, to be allocated over maximum of 5 paid experts. The applicants shall comply with the requirements of the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Project Team attached in Annex 1 and submit their application with the form indicated in Annex2.

More information

Annex 1: Terms of Reference for the project
Annex 2: Application Form