The European Multi Stakeholder Platform (MSP) on ICT Standardisation was set up at the end of 2011. Based on a European Commission Decision to advise on matters related to the implementation of ICT standardisation policies, it deals with:
- potential future ICT standardisation needs in support of European legislation, policies and public procurement;
- technical specifications for public procurements, developed by global ICT standards-developing organisations; cooperation between ICT Standard-setting organisations;
- the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation, which provides a multi-annual overview of the needs for preliminary or complementary ICT standardisation activities in support of the EU policy activities.
The MSP is composed of representatives of national authorities from EU Member States and EFTA countries, by the European and international ICT standardisation bodies, and by stakeholder organisations that represent industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and consumers. It is co-chaired by the European Commission Directorates General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME and CONNECT. It meets four times per year.