A key element in what we do is the use of technical studies to help underpin and drive our work in standardisation. It is essential for consumer representatives to have scientific information available in order to support their arguments in standardisation committees and working groups. This is of particular importance where consumer representatives have to argue their case against a strong industry majority. The Technical studies commissioned by ANEC support the work of ANEC and assist in developing European consumer positions in the fields of European and international standardisation, including the legal background.

ANEC commissions technical studies in a systematic manner, on the basis of transparent procedures, selection criteria and a restricted call for tender. The technical study priorities are identified by the ANEC Working Groups according to their annual work programmes.