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ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on “Ageing Societies”

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on “Ageing Societies”


ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on “Ageing Societies”


The national standards body of United Kingdom (BSI) submits to ISO a proposal for the creation of a new Technical Committee on “Ageing Societies”.


Scope: Standardization in the field of Ageing Societies.


The Committee will develop standards and standardization documents with the main aim of promoting lifelong support and quality of life in ageing population.


Based on the holistic approach in addressing those services and products that would help manage the advancement of ageing societies, the work programme of the new committee will include the development of international standards and standardization documents by starting with the following work items:

  1. International Standard on Vocabulary to consolidate existing concepts regarding the general acceptance of social and health care services for ageing people.
  2. Guidance standard to provide good practice on achieving dementia friendly communities as well as other standards that can benefit to make easier the life of old people suffering from other chronic or progressive diseases.
  3. Standard on preventing chronic diseases (diabetes or depression) in ageing population.
  4. Guidelines standards for carers.
  5. Accessibility standards.
  6. Standards on social connectedness.
  7. Standards on technologies and systems for an ageing society.


In case of national interest, BDS can approve the creation of ISO/TC on “Ageing Societies”. If the establishment of ISO/TC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, Bulgaria can obtain P- or O-membership in the work of the newly established committee.


The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new field of ISO technical activity by 10 of October 2017 to expert Kamelia Milanova, e-mail:, tel: +359 2 81 74 539.


For more information about the proposal see: here

23 Aug 2017