Standards on the move: Global standardisation and EU transport policy

The presentation maps the international standards developed in the specific fields of air, road, rail and maritime transport, highlighting the plurality of levels and actors involved in the process. Particular attention is devoted to the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) developed by ICAO and to the standards elaborated by UNECE on CO2 emissions for road vehicles. It will focus specifically on the transparency of decision-making in the global standard-setting process and the participatory possibilities of societal stakeholders, as well as on the legal mechanisms according to which these standards are incorporated in different acts of the EU legal system and the implications of this incorporation for principles such as legal certainty and legitimate expectations. The analysis will be concluded with a reflection on the challenges to EU administrative law, highlighting the gaps and issues with respect to the principles of the rule of law and effective judicial protection.