Few people are interested in technical standardisation and even fewer have heard of ANEC. Yet, although standardisation may not seem at all sexy at fi rst glance, it is an essential component of modern life and the role of ANEC is key. Standards make products work: from the simplest of nuts & bolts to the most complex of smartphones.
But without eff ective consumer representation in the writing of standards, products need not be as safe, as interoperable, as accessible or as green as they might be.
ANEC fulfi ls that role in European standardisation.
Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteer experts from across Europe - sup- ported by a secretariat in Brussels - ANEC ensures the consumer voice is heard in the setting of the standards for products (and services), as well as in the shaping of laws and public policies.