Standardisation committee is a body formed of experts interested in standardisation. Members of a committee are juridical persons who authorise their representative to represent their interests in the committee’s work. Self-employed entrepreneurs can also participate in the work of a committee. Committee members may decide to allow participation of experts as natural persons with the status of observing member.

As a rule, committee should have a wide range of stakeholders interested in standardisation activities among its members: industry and commerce, consumers, government, academic and research bodies and non-governmental organizations.

There are two types of EVS committees:

  • technical committee (EVS/TC);
  • project committee (EVS/PC).

The purpose of the EVS/TC is to clarify if there is a need for standardisation activity in the field of their scope. EVS/TC prepares Estonian standards, keeps information up-to-date with systematic reviews and participates in standardisation work relevant to their needs at national level and also at European and international level.

EVS/PC is created for a particular standardisation action or project (e.g. for composing of an Estonian standard) and it has predetermined timeframe.

The activity of an EVS committee is based on:

• EVS Guide 6 "Establishment and working procedures of technical committee and project committee";

• EVS Guide 12 "Principles and procedure to appoint Estonian delegates to participate in the technical work of European and international standards organisations";

• meeting decisions;

• other procedural rules and guideline materials established by the Estonian Centre for Standardisation, international and European standardisation organisations.

List of EVS committees

Why participate in an EVS Technical Committee?

• Possibility to influence the EVS/TC work programme and technical content of the standards.
Members of an EVS/TC prepare and approve the EVS/TC work programme – a list of standardisation projects, the preparation of which is considered important within the following accounting period. Members of an EVS/TC approve Estonian standards within their scope.
• Receiving an overview of existing standards, work programmes and new trends.
Members of an EVS/TC regularly receive working documents of European and International Technical Committees within their scope.
• Become acquainted and informed about the detailed requirements and methods of European and international standards prior to the publication of a standard.
In addition to active participation in the preparation process of Estonian standards, a member of an EVS/TC has the possibility to participate in the preparation process of European and international standards (to participate in the standard drafting work group, to participate in work meetings, to receive information). An EVS/TC participates in the approval process of European standards within their scope.
Co-operation with other members of the committee in Estonia as well as abroad – personal contacts.
An EVS/TC assembles persons, experts interested in standardising a specific domain.
Do something important and remarkable, e.g. work with terminology standards.

How to be successful through standardisation? What are the possibilities for committee member and what is EVS expecting from committee member – You can find summary in Estonian from here.

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