The START-Ed initiative aims to support efforts by schools, universities, vocational training institutions and other training and research establishments to integrate standards and standards-related issues in their curricula. This comes in support of the Recommendation I on “Education on standards-related issues”. A model programme on standardization has been developed by this team.
During this meeting, a proposal for a focal-point network was discussed, which would bring together academic experts (individual professors, researchers, institutions, standards development bodies and member States) interested in including standardization in their training curricula and willing to share experiences and content.
The group also discussed the model programme on standardization and its evolution to include more content and to develop new content such as a proposed new module on environmental issues.