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StandarDays in 2017

on 20 and 21 April in Brussels

Newcomers will discover the world of European standardization and all participants will understand how standardization works. During StandarDays, you’ll receive a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System and of our (CEN and CENELEC) products and processes, as well as the benefits of stakeholder involvement.

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Webinar – Radio Equipment Directive: How do ETSI’s Harmonised Standards assist?

On 27 APRIL 2017

Since 13 June 2016, European Union Member States applied new rules for placing radio equipment on the European market and putting them into service.

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ETSI Summit on 5G Network Infrastructure

On 6 APRIL 2017

Our industry is buzzing with excitement about 5G. We have read the requirements, both high-level and more detailed. We have pored over the numerous white papers. Standardization plans have been carefully set and work is already progressing.

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From research projects to standardization deliverables

On 10 April 2017

This Webinar will give an overview of the different standardization activities European research projects can undertake and explain how research results can feed the work programmes of Technical Committees or lead to the establishment of a Workshop Agreement.

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Cinema Mezzanine Plugfest 3


The adoption of the Digital Cinema projection has opened new opportunities for the distribution of films. The digitization of commercial film collections and film heritage is developing rapidly.

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NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtests #2


ETSI in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) is organizing the second emergency communications interoperability Plugtests™ event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL.

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India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2017

From 07 – 10 March 2017 at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi, India

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is pleased to announce India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2017 scheduled from 8 – 10 March, 2017 at Manekshaw Center,Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, India. Third edition of ISGW is planned as a Conference cum Exhibition that will bring together India’s leading Electricity Utilities, Policy Makers, Regulators, Investors and world’s top-notch Smart Grid Experts and Researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart grid area

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Energy storage in the Energy Union: The standards we need

On 8 March 2017

Energy security and sustainability are key priorities in the process of transforming the energy systems across the EU. There is a need for flexibility and adaptability and new energy market designs reflecting the contribution of strengthened interconnections, of smarter energy grids, demand management and energy storage.

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Latest changes in Internal Regulations Parts 2 & 3

On 10 March 2017

The Internal Regulations lay down the official rules of the Standardization systems of CEN and CENELEC. Part 2 covers the common rules for Standards Work and Part 3 gives the principles and rules for the structure and drafting of CEN-CENELEC documents. In this Webinar we will go through the changes brought about by the new 2017 editions of these two Internal Regulations.

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Intellectual Property (IP) and standardization in Horizon 2020

On 14 March 2017

European IPR Helpdesk and CEN-CENELEC warmly invite you to join our networking event “IP and Coffee”.

This webinar aims to give you a basic understanding of:

  • how to properly deal with Intellectual Property (IP) issues and learn about common pitfalls and IP challenges in Horizon 2020
  • European standardization and how standardization can be addressed successfully in Horizon 2020 project proposals

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Stakeholder workshop on functional safety & cybersecurity

On 16 March 2017

Ensuring the safety and security of equipment, systems and data is now a vital challenge for all industry sectors because of digitization.

European industry stakeholders are facing real issues to safeguard the integrity and functional safety of their activities, including:

  • proliferation of different national market conditions;
  • bewildering choice of competitive cyber solutions;
  • selecting optimum standardization solutions for their specific needs, including international options.

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Document exchange & collaboration between TCs & CCMC

On 24 March 2017

In this webinar, we will explore the role of the CCMC Editor in Standards development. In particular we will cover the ways the Editors collaborate with Technical Bodies throughout the editing process. We look forward to hearing your feedback and welcome any suggestions you may have to improve our working relationships.

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From 23 JAN – 03 FEB 2017 at LEGANES (MADRID),SPAIN

ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability will be organizing its first NFV PlugtestsTM event on 23 January to 3 February 2017,hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid, Spain.

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ITS Cooperative Mobility Services Event 6

From 06-10 FEBRUARY 2017 at MILPITAS, USA

ETSI, in partnership with ERTICO, are pleased to invite you to the Cooperative Mobility Services Plugtests™ event which will take place from 6th to 10th February 2017. This event will be hosted by Open Lab Alliance at the CETECOM Test Lab, Milpitas, US.

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Unleash the full potential of European Standards for the 21st century

On 7 February 2017 at Brussels, European Parliament, Member Salon

This event offers a unique opportunity for an open discussion on some key challenges for European Standardization included in the European Commission Communication like the need for a single coherent approach towards standardization from European Institutions in support of global competitiveness of European industry, including SMEs, and protection and welfare of citizens.

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IoT India Expo 2017

From 8 – 10 FEBRUARY 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize, transform & create business opportunities for industries to become connected to an extent that has never been possible before. The Internet of Things is creating a new world, a quantifiable and measureable world, where people and businesses can manage their assets in better informed ways.

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Standardization for Services

On 9 December 2016

Understand the added value of service standardization and discover CEN Guide 15 on Service Standardization and how it can be used to help you define new projects and develop standards in the area of services.

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Smart Metering in Europe: standardization, exchange of experiences in roll-outs and the way forward

On 7 December 2016 at Brussels – CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

To achieve the ambitions regarding environment (CO2), energy efficiency and renewables, European Member States need to consolidate efforts to drive transformation of Europe’s utility networks to become smarter and efficient. Utility companies across Europe face the prospect of meeting the EU’s goal of replacing at least 80% of electricity meters with smart meters by 2020 wherever it is cost-effective to do so.

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The ETSI Seminar


The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization,structure,ways of working and related subjects.

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53 Shades of RE-D: Six months to go


Following on from the workshop 53 shades of RE-D: how to place compliant radio equipment on the European market on 4 November 2015,ETSI,RED CA and ADCO RED are pleased to announce the workshop “53 shades of RE-D: 6 months to go. How to place compliant radio equipment on the European market”.

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“Standardization for Smart Grids and Metering in China and India. State of play and perspectives”

On Friday,25th November 2016 at Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

Programme: programme is available (pdf format)

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CEN and CENELEC are taking the opportunity of the presence of both experts in Europe to organize a one-day workshop on “Standardization for Smart Grids and Metering in China and India. State of play and perspectives” Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA, in India (SESEI), can cater to your needs and boost your business in India? Some European stakeholders have already taken advantage from their support and benefited from their knowledge and network.


The development and deployment of Smart Grids in India are carried out through India Smart Grid Task Force (ISGTF) and India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), which has been under the aegis of the Ministry of Power (MoP) for the past three years. Already 14 Smart Grid Pilots are rolled out in Indian states. A National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM) is also put in place with a target of 6-7 million Electric Vehicles. India has a dedicated ministry for New and Renewable Energy, which has put the Ambitious target of adding 175 GW of renewable generation capacity and 60 GW of wind power in it by 2022, launching the Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme. With all of this Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is also catching up on standardization work in the area of Smart Energy. BIS has already released AC direct connected watt-hour smart meter, data exchange protocol of smart meter and currently working on formulating standards for Panel Meter, transformer-operated smart meter, power system cyber security etc. During the workshop, Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA will share insights into the Indian Policy and Standardization landscapes around Smart Energy covering Grid Modernization efforts by the Government of India, Smart Grid Pilots, the role of renewables and the status of standards around LVDC, Smart Grid and Smart Metering.

Objectives of the workshop
receive first-hand intelligence about the latest standardization developments in the field of Smart Grids and Smart Metering in India
benchmark these developments with European activities in these domains, in the presence of prominent experts from the CEN and CENELEC networks
express your potential needs and concerns regarding smart grids and smart metering standardization in India, to trigger future actions in the context of the SESEI projects
ask any question you may have to Mr Dinesh Chand SHARMA (SESEI), and get precious insights into the articulation between standards and market access in India

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ETSI Security Week

The 2016 ETSI Security Week will take place in Sophia Antipolis, France on 13-17 June 2016.

Now in its second year, the ETSI security week will consist of an IoT Security Workshop running from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 June 2016 followed by theETSI Technical Committee CYBER plenary meeting taking place from 15 to 17 June 2016 and the hosted AIOTI Workshop on 16 June.

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The ETSI Seminar

From 20-21 June 2016 at SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE

The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI.

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How European standardization experts in China and India support European industry

At Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre on 24 June 2016

Programme: draft programme is now available (pdf format)

Find out how the seconded European standardization experts in China and India (SESEC and SESEI) support European industries. The seconded European standardization experts: Mrs Betty XU, in China (SESEC) and Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA, in India (SESEI) will offer you privileged insights into the current Chinese and Indian policy and standardization landscapes. Through concrete case studies, where they have played a key role, you will learn how they support European industries and stakeholders’ interests in China and India and understand the value they offer. The workshop will also provide a platform for feedback and guidance on future orientation of these projects.

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Standards for digital transformation – New challenges for a new environment

At The Hotel – Brussels, Belgium, on 29 June 2016

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Digital is set to revolutionize the world. Industries and enterprises have always adapted to changes in the market. But digital transformation presents a new set of challenges that require novel approaches to integrate new technologies including internet of things, cloud computing, cybersecurity and big data. Engage and learn how senior level executives are making the digital shift in the energymanufacturing and transport sectors.

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Small Cell LTE Plugfest 2016

From 27 June to 08 July 2016, hosted by the Telecom Italia Lab in Naples, Italy.

The Small Cell Forum, in partnership with ETSI, is organizing the Small Cell LTE Plugfest 2016 from 27 June to 08 July 2016, hosted by the Telecom Italia Lab in Naples, Italy. The 4th Small Cell LTE Plugfest will offer on-site and remote test sessions where vendors will be able to assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and verify the correct interpretation of 3GPP and other base specifications.

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Presentation to TC CYBER on Present status on subject of Security in India held on 26/6/2015

SESEI submitted a detailed report on Cyber Security, Telecom Security and Data Privacy status in India. A summary presentation was shared during the meeting, which was appreciated by the TC Cyber members. TC Cyber Chair confirmed its support to India through Project SESEI on the subject of Security through TSDSI which is planning to start a WG on Security.

ETSI Workshop on Security held on 22/6/2015

SESEI attended the workshop to gain insight into this subject of global interest. SESEI attended the

Session 1: Setting the scene having Moderator as Mr Nicholas Witchell, BBC and Panelist as Mr. Adrian Belmonte from ENISA, Mr. Florent Frederik from EC, Mr Chirs Ensor from CESG,UK, and Mr Marc Henauer from MELANI, OIC Switzerland.

Mr Florent shared updates such as;

a) Online Trust & Cyber Security is of critical importance at DG Connect , b) NIS directive is still not fully accepted by member states , c) ITS, Aviation and Smart Grid are most critical infrastructure need to be safeguarded well. d) Digital Single Market has 16 initiatives and 13th initiative is dedicated to Cyber Security.

Mr. Adrian from ENISA shared update on;

a) A plethora of standardisation initiatives, b) Challenges of Maintenance and Complexity, c) Challenges from UE prospective d) ENISA approach and Action, e) ETSI CEN-CENELEC Cyber Security Coordination Group (CSCG) and f) ETSI ESI “Algopaper” , g) SMEs & Security Standards.

Mr. Chris shared updates covering

a) Cyber Essentials – 10 steps to Cyber Security, 70 Controls, b) ISO 27001/70 controls, c) NIST/90 controls

and Mr Marc shared updates on;

a) Future Challenges for Standards and possible Approaches, b) The Logic Framework of the NCS, Session gave a valuable insight to EU work on this subject.

Kick starting the Device Certification Discussion in India: GCF/ETSI member and TSDSI held on 8/6/2015

Device Certification Discussion was scheduled by Global Certification Forum (GCF) and -TSDSI (Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India) especially around the Mobile Testing Standards developed by BIS.

The main aim for the discussion meeting was to collect the stakeholder’s views and recommendations on BIS draft standard on the safety and performance aspects of mobile phone handsets. BIS in Sep ‘14 released a draft standard on the safety and performance aspects of mobile phone handsets. In April 2015, TSDSI facilitated a discussion between BIS and GCF. There is a follow up meeting planned for Aug-Sep 2015. TSDSI took the initiative to collect stakeholder’s view on this topic, and presented the outcomes to BIS. BIS also agreed to work with TSDSI to develop the Technical Specification on their standards which could/would be used by Certification body for testing and certification. SESEI had worked with BIS in formulating this Mobile Standards in which various relevant ETSI standards have been referred for compliance. The meeting facilitated a healthy discussion during which the pros and cons from different stake holders were presented and a proposal was prepared. This activity will end with a report to the Secretariat and a presentation at the follow up meeting. The TSDSI GC / GBM will be responsible for any future activity within TSDSI.

Indo-European Conference on Fostering Cooperation in Research, Innovation and IPR, Jointly organized by European Patent Office (EPO), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC), held on 5/6/2015

An IPR focused seminar was organised jointly by EBTC and CII. Prominent speakers from EBTC, EBG ( European Business Group), European IPR experts and Senior officials from DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion an Ministry of Commerce & Industry spoke extensively on the IPR and patent related issues. The main topics discussed during the conference were:

  • Public policy and government initiatives in the area of research, innovation and IPR
  • Fostering competitiveness and economic development through bilateral co-operation in research, innovation and IPR
  • How to benefit from ‘Make in India’ – the needs and expectations of the user community in respect of IPR
  • Best practices in strengthening IPR administration through international co-operation

SESEI participated in the seminar and gained more insight into the IPR and patent related issues. He also got the opportunity to interact with the IPR experts and Ministry officials.

GISFI-IETE Workshop on “Cyber Security: The Lifeline of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)” held on 3/6/2015

GISFI organised a joint workshop with IETE on “Cyber Security: The Lifeline of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)” from 3rd to 5th June 2015. The workshop also coincided with the 21st GISFI Standardisation Meeting (GSSM).

The GISFI workshop was centered upon an issue that is crucial and significant in the current times. The workshop agenda comprised of diverse speakers to present their views on the stated theme. SESEI participated in the meeting as a coveted speaker, representing ETSI and presented an over view of the Cyber and Telecom Security situation in India and the work being carried out at ETSI on Cyber security standards.

The ETSI Seminar: (Sophia Antipolis, France, 25-26 June 2015)

The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI.

The ETSI Seminar is an important step in the orientation programme for new members. It facilitates their active participation in ETSI, 3GPP or oneM2M – a must if your organization has just joined ETSI. It is essential also for new delegates who have recently started to participate in ETSI work. In addition it also is an opportunity to meet key personnel in the ETSI Secretariat.

Security Week: (Sophia Antipolis, France, 22-26 June 2015)

Following ETSI’s successful series of annual Security Workshops, ETSI is now expanding its event to extend the Security Workshop with more focused thematic streams, to provide more time for networking, a chance to see demonstrations of ETSI-standardized security solutions at work, and offer opportunities for ETSI security-related committees to hold open meetings which all delegates may attend.

This week has a full agenda already and is an ideal opportunity to learn about the full extent of ETSI’s security related standardization. We look forward to a week packed with debate and discussion, and which will help shape the future direction of ETSI’s security related standardization.

BSI/ETSI Telecoms Standards Workshop on “The future of telecoms standards”: (Grange Tower Bridge Hotel , LONDON, UK , 22 June, 2015)

Join BSI, ETSI and industry colleagues to learn and network at an event for telecoms industry specialists. This is your opportunity to discuss with industry experts the latest industry topics relevant to standardization, including 5G and the Radio Equipment Directive, and find out about how influential the UK is in influencing standards development in Europe.

You’ll also discover how best to participate in, consult on and access telecoms standards in the UK and across Europe through BSI and ETSI.

For full details including the agenda and registration, please consult the BSI website event page.

Wireless media distribution beyond 2020: (Sophia Antipolis, France, 06 May 2015)

ETSI and the EBU are pleased to announce an important and timely event to examine the future of the delivery of audiovisual media services. The event will take place on 6 May 2015, at ETSI’s Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis (South of France)…

7th ETSI ITS Workshop: (Helmond, Holland, 26-27 March 2015)

The ETSI Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will take place in Helmond, The Netherlands on 26 – 27 March 2015. The event will be hosted by ITR, the workshop will provide

  • a status of the ongoing activities to facilitate the deployment of Cooperative ITS, not only in Europe but also around the globe,
  • an insight into some of the challenges bringing the standardized technologies from paper into operational deployments, such as the regulatory aspects, the technical challenges and the testing aspects,