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Certificate of Membership

Structure and activities description

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies.

We are officially recognized by the European Commission as a European Standards Organization. The high quality of our work and our open approach to standardization has helped us evolve into a European roots - global branches operation with a solid reputation for technical excellence.

ETSI is a not-for-profit organization with almost 700 ETSI member organizations drawn from 60 countries world-wide.

ETSI is a not-for-profit organization with almost 700 ETSI member organizations drawn from 60 countries world-wide.

ETSI is composed of:

аnd a Secretariat which gives support to all the different entities in the Organization Chart.

The above structure has been created to support the activities of the Members of ETSI.

ETSI's purpose is to produce and perform the maintenance of the technical standards and other deliverables which are required by its members' (Article 2 of the ETSI Statutes - see ETSI Directives).

Like most standards organizations, much of this work is carried out in committees and working groups composed of technical experts from the Institute's member companies and organizations. These committees are often referred to as 'Technical Bodies' (TB), and typically meet between two and six times a year, in the ETSI premises or elsewhere. They also rely heavily on electronic communications to help progress the work, especially in-between meetings.

For certain urgent items of work, where this frequency of meeting is not sufficient, ETSI may also convene a Specialist Task Force (STF). STFs are small groups of technical experts usually seconded from ETSI members, to work intensively over a period of time, typically a few months, to accelerate the drafting work. Each STF reports to an ETSI technical committee. In addition, ETSI provides a number of other services related to standardization, such as interoperability testing and fora hosting.


The work of ETSI, including that of its Technical Bodies and Specialist Task Forces, is governed by the ETSI Directives, a set of documents that define the legal status, purpose, scope, and functional aspects of the Institute. These Directives cover the entire lifecycle of ETSI's standards and other products, from inception, through drafting and approval, to publication, and then subsequent maintenance and finally, where necessary, withdrawal from public availability.

Maintenance of the ETSI Directives is the responsibility of the General Assembly, supported by the ETSI Board.

Technical Bodies

ETSI recognizes three types of Technical Body:

Main meetings list







9th ETSI Security Workshop

Sophia Antipolis, France



6th ETSI ITS Workshop

Berlin, Germany



Indo-European dialogue on ICT standards and emerging technologies

New Delhi, India



ETSI eHealth workshop on Telemedicine

Sophia Antipolis, France



ETSI workshop on Human Factors and Accessibility

Sophia Antipolis, France

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