Standardization as an activity that aims to embrace the latest knowledge and best practices both locally and globally. This is the common task and purpose of existence of all standardization bodies, and that is why national bodies are interconnected and cooperate on various issues. The Institute for Standardization of Serbia has established cooperation with standardization organizations of many countries, and this cooperation is particularly intensive and significant with countries in the region. Confirmation of long-term successful cooperation was last week's visit of the Institute's delegation to the Croatian Standards Institute (HZN). At the meeting, which was attended by the directors of both institutions and associates, the previous experiences related to the translation of standards, membership in professional bodies, digitization in the world of standardization and the involvement of young people in the process of adopting standards were discussed.
Within the first topic of the agenda, the experiences and results of both countries in the implementation of the European FPA project for the translation of standards were presented. Other possibilities for providing translations from the English language that the Institute already uses (use of specialized software and other internal resources, unauthorized translations submitted by users, engagement of professional translators, etc.) were also considered.
Special topics were the conditions for the participation of interested parties in the adoption of national standards and cooperation with educational institutions, as an important link for the development of standards and the future of standardization. The use of modern technology through the service of online reading of standards and publication of electronic publications was also discussed. Exchange of information and joint organization of professional trainings, as well as promotional campaigns, were also agreed upon.