The BEC facilitates
Under BEC guidance, an initiative for standardisation (requested by the market) becomes a published and broadly applied standard.
As an organisation, the BEC is an independent and neutral partner in this process. From our experience and expertise, we guide technical committees towards consensus about a new standard. This process consists practically of electronic correspondence and a series of working meetings (presided over by an elected committee expert). The BEC also provides the required meeting infrastructure.
After approval and publication, and in response to market demand, the BEC organises seminars and/or courses to stimulate the standard's (correct) application.
The experts active within the BEC also draft what are called technical notes. A technical note is either a national pre-standardisation document pending the standardisation process as such, or an explanatory document provided for support after publication of the standard(s).