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START-Ed Initiative on Education and Standardization

The START-Ed Initiative aims to support efforts by schools, universities, vocational training institutions and other training and research establishments to integrate standards and standard related issues in their curricula.
About the START-Ed Initiative as part of START Group
The START-Ed Initiative was established by the decision of the Working Party at its twenty-second session in November 2012.
The START-Ed Initiative has the following tasks:
  • Promotion of standards-awareness in the educational establishments including elaboration of module programme on standardization,
  • assisting in sharing best practices in teaching standards to different audiences.
The Initiative is currently working on:
  • Development of modules within the UNECE model programme on standardization;
  • Assisting in sharing best practices in teaching standards to different audiences;
  • Cooperation with other organizations working on this priority (EURAS, ICES,  ISO Academy)
  • Seventh meeting, 7 June 2022, virtual meeting
  • Sixth meeting, 23 November 2021, from 16:30hrs, fully virtual meeting
  • Fifth meeting, 2 November 2020, virtual WebEx teleconference
  • Fourth meeting, 21 November 2019, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Third meeting, 3 November 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Second meeting, 26, November 2014, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • First meeting, 20 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.
How to get involved
The work of the Initiative is open to representatives of all United Nations Member States. Experts from international organizations, representatives of the private sector and non-governmental organizations can participate as observers. If you would like to participate, please contact the WP.6 Secretariat.

Publications:  Recommendation I: 

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UNECE Model programme on Standardization

  • Module on international trade (English    Russian)
  • Module  on the benefits of standardization to society (Russian)
  • Module  on management system standards (Russian)