StandICT.eu 2023 kicked off on 1st September 2020. It is an EU framework project H2020 Coordination and Support Action with the central goal to ensure a neutral, reputable, pragmatic and fair approach to support European and Associated states presence in the international ICT standardisation scene. Building the human European network of ICT Standard Experts has been crucial in making the difference in guaranteeing StandICT.eu 2023 begins with an already solid base of diligent and active standards contributors.

StandICT.eu 2023 has built on the valid recommendations given as part of the previous reviews of StandICT.eu [2018-2020], which focused on improving the existing Standards Watch, delivered in February 2021 the EUOS (pronounced YOS) – ICT Standardisation Observatory and continuing the effort of using the online facility as a reference point to comment, through a dynamic discussion forum, relevant insights from the standards experts. It wishes to reinforce the transparent evaluation process, the streamlining of the contractual activities, it personifies the monitoring process for impact purposes and creates a stronger liaison with the National Standards Associations to support them in their capacity building & training programmes.

By utilising field-tested and revised cascading grant platform and digital processes with three external experts, a rapporteur and quality controller to guarantee transparency & efficiency and through its strategic network developed with SMEs, Industry Associations, National Standards Associations, SDO Working Groups and Academia, StandICT.eu 2023 addresses the specific challenges of the topic ICT-45-2020  “Reinforcing European presence in international ICT standardisation. 
The Consortium of Partners, is coordinated by the same organisation leading the precursory initiative – Trust-IT Srl (IT), an SME with over 15 years’ experience of managing complex EC-funded projects in ICT– including 2 experienced partners: Dublin City University, a major player in SDO WGs & TCs and in educating future ICT Standards experts through its ELITE-S programme, & AUSTRALO, an SME specialised in stakeholder engagement, with their agile methodology approach. 

An authoritative and competent External Advisory Group (EAG) has already been engaged, with direct links to the Standards Technical committees or Working Groups to support with its competent contribution the continuous liaison with SDOs and the synergy creation in general. An External Pool of Evaluators (EPE) 50 plus evaluators recruited under StandICT.eu, via an open call to ensure independence and fairness of the proposal’s selection process.