Launching implementation phase of India EU ICT standardisation project: November 2016 to October 2019

some busy members from one of the meeting during the pilot phase.

Some busy members from one of the meeting during the pilot phase.

The overall aim of the implementation phase from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2019 is to support intensified cooperation between the EU and India on ICT-related standardisation, policy and legislation issues as well as on exchange of statistical data and metadata. This phase builds upon an inception phase that ran from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, during which all stakeholders agreed on priority areas for the activities to be implemented under this project. These are: 5G, ITS/M2M, NFV/SDN in the ICT domain and standards for statistical data and metadata exchange (SDMX) for national accounts in the statistical cooperation domain. As part of the inception phase, a structured framework for the dialogue with the relevant stakeholders has also been established.

Activities will include:

For the ICT component: provision of technical assistance in the priority fields identified (including in the preparation of position papers and analyses/studies); organisation of EU- India dialogues and meetings on specific topics (e.g. specific expert workshops); provision of training in India or facilitating the participation of Indian stakeholders in trainings abroad (e.g. summer schools); supporting the participation of Indian experts from academia/research, the standards body TSDSI and public administration in relevant expert meetings under international standardization efforts; supporting European standardisation experts to attend events (meetings, workshops, conferences) organised by the project in India; development of joint initiatives.

For the component on statistics: provision of technical assistance (covering: the review and identification of the Indian statistical system – i.e. actors involved in producing data, current database environment, assessment of efficiency gains from SDMX implementation, etc.; testing of the real data transmission – from the federal/regional offices to the headquarters and from the headquarters to international organizations – and setting up structures for a regular data transmission; and evaluation of the effectiveness of cooperation in the pilot area of national accounts); organisation of expert meetings and workshops, training, exchanges / study visits.

If you are part of our project stakeholders and you have suggestions for us that can be covered through the activities, you may please suggest them from the Indian side to TSDSI colleagues and from European side to the ETSI colleagues.

Team Leader and Senior Technical Adviser
Andreas Sommer

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