Every year, the Institute for Standardization of Serbia organizes a seminar intended for domestic experts who are involved in the work on the adoption of Serbian standards, in order to inform them in a timely manner about all current events in standardization at the international, European and national level. This activity is planned in the annual work program of the Institute, as a special opportunity for acquiring particular knowledge related to standards and standardization, with the aim of training interested experts for effective and efficient work in NTCs.
The seminar for members of the ISS NTCs, held on 25 October, 2022, was special because, for the first time, parallel to face-to-face participation, online participation was also possible. More than 60 participants in total followed up the seminar, 31 participants in the ISS and the others via the ZOOM platform.
The program of this two-and-a-half-hour seminar included significant information regarding the valid rules of standardization practice and new trends in the development of standardization. The lecturers were Vladan Cvejić, NTC KS N057 member, Management and communication in the power system and representative of ISS in Working Group 10 of ISO Technical Committee 57 (IEC/TC 57/WG 10), Management and communication in the power system and representatives of ISS- a: Radiša Knežević, ISS, head of the Sector for General Areas of Standardization and Mirjana Mirković-Đorđević, MA, ISS, head of the Department for Chemical Technologies, Agriculture, Forestry, Safety, Environment and General Standards. They shared their long-term experience, advice and benefits from participating in the work of professional standards-making bodies.
In 2023, ISS will continue to coordinate the participation of Serbian experts in proposing, developing, drafting, reviewing and maintaining international standards and related documents, as well as at meetings of technical working bodies of international standardization organizations ISO and IEC and in European standardization organizations CEN and CENELEC. We will also undertake a series of activities in order to achieve greater involvement of local experts, especially representatives of the MSME sector, in the standardization process, which is extremely important for their professional development and for the further development of national standardization.