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Version 48 dated 1st December 2023 includes the following changes with respect to the previous version:


  • Art. 2 amended to clarify that the ESO-related tasks are part of the overall objective of the Institute which may be achieved by any lawful means.
  • Art. 3 updated to replace “harmonized” by “globally accepted”.
  • Art. 9 amended to clarify that the ETSI may be funded by EU/EFTA grants. [GA(23)82_020r1]
  • Art. 7, 8 and 11.4 updated to improve the text.
  • Art. 10 updated to add the NSOG and the NSBG in the ETSI Structure.
  • Art. 11.1 updated to add a reference to RoP 11.3 and remove the reference to the quorum.
  • Art. 17 updated to improve the text. [GA(23)82_012]
  • Art. 15.2 updated to resolve a redundancy with RoP 8.1. [GA(23)82_013]


  • Art. 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.5, 3.4.16, 3.4.19, 3.4.21, 8.3.13, 10.3.2 updated to introduce the terms “Technical Group” and/or “Coordination Group” and/or “Software Development Group” and improve the text.
  • Art. 1.2.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4.6, 3.4.14, 3.4.18, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.3, 4.5, 4.8, 5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.4, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, 11.1.1, 11.2.1, 11.6, 13.5.3, 17, 20.1, 20.2, 21.1, 22.1 and 22.2 updated to improve the text.
  • Art. 1.5 and 2 updated to introduce the terms “National Standards Organizations Group” and “National Standardisation Bodies Group” and improve the text.
  • Art. 3.4.22 and 18.2 updated to fix a reference error.
  • Art. 3.4.34 update to replace “termination” by “cessation”.
  • Art. 3.4.38 added to adapt to the creation of NSBG and NSOG.
  • Art. 4.3, 11.2.2, 11.2.3, 11.3 and 12.3 updated to adapt to the concept of “Corporate Group” and/or “Public Group”.
  • Art. 6.4 updated to refer to “public interest” when working in response to an SReq.
  • Art. 8.3.6 updated to remove a sentence of Point 2 of Annex 4.
  • Art. 8.3.11 updated to align with the creation of “Public Groups”.
  • Art. 10.3 and 10.3.1 updated to remove the concept of “Unit of Contribution”.
  • Art. 12.1 and 12.2 updated to implement a new 40% quorum for Ordinary and Extraordinary Meetings of the General Assembly and keep a 50% quorum for Specially Convened Meetings.
  • Art. 21.2.1, 21.2.2, 21.3.1, 21.3.2, 21.4, 21.7.1 and 21.7.2 updated to grant the NSOs additional responsibilities related to European Standards and European standardisation deliverables elaborated in response to SReq.
  • Annex 1, Point 2 updated to replace “EC” by “EU” and add hyperlinks to EU definitions.
  • Annex 1, Points 3, 4 and 5 updated to introduce the definitions of “Additional Member”, “Individual Member”, “Public Group”, “Administrative Fee”, modify the definitions of “Corporate Group”, “Group Contact”, “Class of Contribution”, “Membership Contribution”, “National Standardisation Body”, “NSB Group”, and delete the definition of “Unit of Contribution”.
  • Annex 2 updated to introduce the new contribution schemes, voting weights principles and concepts of Corporate and Public Groups.
  • Annex 3 updated to remove “Russia”.
  • Annex 4 deleted.
  • Annex 5 updated with additional acronyms.
  • Annex 7, Point 2 updated to adapt to the concept of Corporate and/or Public Group.
  • Annex 7, Point 4 updated to remove the possibility for the Board to select its working language.
  • Annex 7, Points 6 and 7 updated to adapt to the concept of Corporate and/or Public Group. [GA(23)81c_005] [GA(23)81c_006r2] [GA(23)81c_006a1r2]
  • Art. 1.5 updated to enable the participation of Counsellors in SDG without having to sign the relevant license conditions. [GA(23)82_019]
  • Art. 8.1 updated to resolve a redundancy with Art. 15.2 of the Statutes. [GA(23)82_014]
  • Art. 8.3.8 amended to exclude the tasks reserved for the NSBG.
  • Art. 11.2.2 amended to exclude the SReq-related matters. [GA(23)82_021]
  • Art. 12.2 updated to restore the 50% quorum for weighted national votes taken by correspondence. [GA(23)82_017]
  • Art. 20.1 updated to add the ESOs in the SReq drafting process and remove the descriptions of EC internal processes. [GA(23)82_021]
  • Art. 20.2, 20.3, 20.3.1, 20.3.2, 20.3.3 and 20.3.4 updated to involve the NSOG in the SReq-related process. [GA(23)82_015r1]
  • Art. 22.1 and 22.2 updated to clarify the escalation procedures to the Board and General Assembly.
  • Art. 22.3 added to clarify the escalation procedures to the Director-General.
  • Annex 1 Point 1 amended to improve the definition of Administrations.
  • Annex 1 Point 5 amended to add the definition of Counsellors. [GA(23)82_019]



  • Added as a new document in the ETSI Directives. [GA(23)82_037]


  • Art. 6.1 deleted and reworded text moved in 6.4.
  • Art. 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 updated to replace “observer” by “Guest”. [BOARD(23)144a_012]


  • Art. 1.1, 2.6, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 9.2, 10.2, 11, 12.2, 13.2, 16 and 18.2 updated to improve the text and introduce gender neutrality. [GA(23)82_011]


  • Section B, Point 1 updated to replace “observer” by “Guest”. [BOARD(23)144a_012]


  • Clause 2.2 updated to modify the rules for nominating candidates to the Fellowship Award. BOARD(23)144_027r2]


  • Clauses 1.2,,,,,, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 4.2 and 7.2.3 updated to replace “termination” by “cessation”. [BOARD(23)144a_009]
  • Clause 1.3.5 updated to replace “supported by” by “delegate of”.
  • Clauses,, 3.7.3, 3.7.5, 3.7.6, 7.7.4 and 7.7.5 updated to reflect the new voting principles of Corporate and Public Groups. [BOARD(23)144a_009]
  • Clause updated to replace “observer” by “nominated delegate”. [BOARD(23)144a_012]
  • Clauses,,,, and updated to involve the NSOG in the SRdAP.
  • Clause updated to include the need to inform the EC.
  • Clauses and updated to make an internal reference to a similar Clause.
  • Clause updated to align with the new concept of Public Group.
  • Clause 3.3.7 updated to align with the move of the deviations to the TWP into the ISG Terms of Reference.
  • Clause 3.6.1 title added.
  • Annex A, Point A.3 updated to align with the definition of Harmonised Standard in Chapter 1, Art. 2(1)c of the amended Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.
  • Annex D, Point D.3 e) and i) updated to align with the removal of the ISG Member Agreement.
  • Annex E, Point E.1.3 updated to remove a redundant definition of Harmonised Standard. [BOARD(23)144a_009]
  • Annex R updated to replace “observer” by “delegate”. [BOARD(23)144a_012]
  • Annex U updated to replace the 6 existing flowcharts by revised flowcharts. [BOARD(23)144a_009]