ETSI produces specifications, standards, reports and guides, each with its own purpose. Here you can find a short introduction of the most important documents.


Used when the document is intended to meet needs specific to Europe and requires transposition into national standards, or when the drafting of the document is required under a standardization request from the European Commission (EC)/European Free Trade Association (EFTA). An EN is drafted by a Technical Committee within ETSI and approved by ETSI's European National Standards Organizations – for example ITS in Sweden.


Harmonised Standards are ENs with a special status. They are produced in response to an standardization request from the European Union. They provide the technical detail necessary to achieve the ‘essential requirements’ of an EU Directive. They are thus key enablers of the European Single Market. ETSI produced and continues to produce numerous Harmonised Standards for the Radio Equipment (RED) Directive.



Used for guidance to ETSI in general on the handling of specific technical standardization activities. It is submitted to the whole ETSI membership for approval.


Used when the document contains technical requirements and it is important that it is available for use quickly. A TS is approved by the Technical Committee that drafted it.


Used when the document contains explanatory material. A TR is approved by the Technical Committee that drafted it.


If you are looking for a specific standard from ETSI, please search for it on the ETSI website.

ETSI standards are always free and can be downloaded as .pdfs from the ETSI website.

If you are looking for a European standard, but are unsure which organisation produced it, you can also check the following websites: Elstandard and SIS. Just keep in mind that you may have to pay for the download of CENELEC and CEN standards (searching is free of charge of course).

ITS also drafts Swedish standards, reports and application guides.

You can download ITS documents here.