The Historical Evolution of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI): Legitimacy Strategies and Dynamics

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This workshop brings together academics, practitioners, policy makers and experts in standard setting for a retrospective discussion about the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI) origins and historical evolution, and in particular how specific events or turning points in ETSI’s regulatory environment have impacted the organization in the past. The aim is to identify and assess legitimacy strategies that ETSI enacted that helped it overcome such critical episodes, in order to draw lessons and to improve the understanding of ETSI’s objectives and governance mechanics. This workshop is organized in light of the new EU Standardization Strategy Communication and seeks to inform current discussions about its implications for ETSI, governance principles and issues connected to its legitimacy, and the changes ETSI can and should enact in response to this new strategy.
Period23 Nov 2022
Event typeConference
LocationTilburg, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • standardization
  • private regulation
  • legitimacy