Developing a shared vision for the digital society of the future - and the common standards that will help realize that vision - is ultimately all about collaboration and cooperation. This is why our Stakeholder Group is at the center of everything we do - helping foster valuable connections between technical communities, policy makers and standardization players.

The Stakeholders Group, which meets on a quarterly basis and is open to contributions from every participant, provides a mechanism for mutually beneficial exchanges between the InDiCo management team at ETSI and EC DG Connect and all Stakeholders.

Some of the benefits to Stakeholders include:

  • Extending their geographical reach through the participation in global InDiCo activities
  • Increased visibility and exposure
  • Establishing new connections with potential members from partner countries
  • Influencing regulation and standardization
  • Promoting and participating in institutional dialogues on ICT in InDiCo partner countries.

For InDiCo:

  • It enables a representative Stakeholders Group constituency

It enhances the coverage of ICT related business issues through bilateral activities with partner countries, especially in relation to policy making, regulation and standardisation.

  • It provides input from relevant stakeholders that allows for the creation of communication channels that keeps everyone informed, even if stakeholders are unable to partake in come activities.


The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) - soon to be rebranded as DAIRO (Data, AI and Robotics) - is an industry-driven international not–for-profit organisation with more than 220 members all over Europe. The overarching objective of BDVA/DAIRO is to “boost European Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data and Robotics research, development and innovation and to foster value creation for business, citizens and the environment”.


Small Business Standards (SBS) is a European non-profit association (aisbl) co-financed by the European Commission and EFTA Member States. Its goal is to represent and defend small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the standardisation process at European and international levels. Moreover, it aims at raising the awareness of SMEs about the benefits of standards and at encouraging them to get involved in the standardisation process. SBS was established to meet the European Union’s aspiration to make the standardisation system as inclusive, transparent and open as possible in line with Regulation 1025/2012 on the European Standardisation System.


The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the largest network of small and medium sized ICT enterprises in Europe, representing about 20,000 digital SMEs. It promotes experience and knowledge exchanges amongst its members, and it keeps them informed on Community policies, it represents the interests of SMEs in the standardisation process, and it carries out actions in third countries, especially relating to the support and training of local ICT SME’s.


ERTICO – ITS Europe is a public-private partnership of 120 companies and organizations representing service providers, suppliers, traffic and transport industry, research, public authorities, user organizations, mobile network operators, and vehicle manufacturers. Together with our Partners, we develop, promote and deploy Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) through a variety of activities including European co-funded projects, innovation platforms, international cooperation, advocacy and events.


In Europe, all of the products and services we buy and use in our everyday lives have to meet certain standards that incorporate quality, safety, environmental, interoperability and accessibility requirements. CEN-CENELEC represents the consolidation of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), which are two of bodies, along with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), that develop these standards.


DIGITALEUROPE is the leading trade association whose aim is to grow, attract and sustain the world’s best digital talents and technology companies in Europe. Together with our members, we shape the industry policy positions on all relevant legislative matters and contribute to the development and implementation of relevant EU policies.



6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA) is the voice of European Industry and Research for next generation networks and services. Its primary objective is to contribute to Europe’s leadership on 5G, 5G evolution and 6G. The 6G-IA represents the private side in both the 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) and the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU). In the 5G-PPP and SNS JU, the European Commission represents the public side. The 6G-IA brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals, SMEs and ICT associations. The 6G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.


ETNO has been the voice of Europe’s telecommunication network operators since 1992 and has become the principal policy group for European electronic communications network operators. Its 40 members and observers from Europe and beyond are the backbone of Europe’s digital progress. They are the main drivers of broadband and are committed to its continual growth in Europe.


Eurocities is the leading network of major European cities, working together to ensure a good quality of life for all. We strive for a Europe where cities are genuine partners with the EU, working together to allow people to progress in an inclusive, prosperous and healthy society - consisting of vibrant, open public spaces where city governments are fit for the future and equipped to address global challenges.


5G-ACIA’s overall goal is to apply industrial 5G in the best possible way on a global scale – and in particular to ensure the best possible applicability of 5G technology for the manufacturing and process industries. Together with its members, they discuss and evaluate technical, regulatory, and business aspects with respect to 5G for the industrial domain.



The SIRIUS project was created by Europol in October 2017 as a response to the increasing need of the EU law enforcement community to access electronic evidence for internet-based investigations. The SIRIUS project, spearheaded by Europol’s European Counter-Terrorism Centre and European Cybercrime Centre, in close partnership with Eurojust and the European Judicial Network, aims to help investigators cope with the complexity and the volume of information in a rapidly changing online environment.

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The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is the intergovernmental organisation of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. It was set up in 1960 by its then seven Member States for the promotion of free trade and economic integration between its members.


Eurosmart is a pioneer trade association in the field of Digital Security. Since 1995, our organisation has been advocating for strong and comprehensive approach to strengthen its cyber resilience. Eurosmart is the funding father of the first European ethical hacking group on hardware devices. We support the European Digital Industry to reach a high security level in digital interactions and bring more trust to citizens and enterprises.

International Outreach for human-centric AI

Artificial Intelligence is poised to significantly improve the lives of citizens and bring major benefits to society and the economy. The IntouchAI Project ("International Outreach for human-centric AI") aims to provide expert advisory services and technical assistance to the European Commission; ‘To contribute to the setting up of a framework for ethics and trust to enable the growth of AI in accordance with EU and universally recognised values and prepare the ground for global alliance building in this field’.


The EU Cyber Direct project aims to support the European Union’s cyber diplomacy. It brings together government officials, researchers, and other relevant actors to explore the main questions surrounding peace and international security in cyberspace, cyber resilience, and the role of the EU as a global actor in the promotion of free, open, secure and peaceful cyberspace.