The CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC) organises every two years an information seminar in Brussels for chairpersons and secretaries of CEN and CENELEC Technical Bodies. These information sessions are also open to representatives from National Standards Bodies. They provide a platform where officers share information and exchange ideas.
The programme covers a wide variety of topics, including rules and processes for standards work, information on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), and the integration of accessibility aspects in standards - for example to make products and services more convenient for older people and persons with disabilities. Participants also learn about the support that is being provided to technical bodies by the staff of the CCMC.
Other policy topics like the standardization package may be part of the programme. In December 2011 particular consideration was given to the importance of integrating standardization activities with relevant research, the potential contribution of fora and consortia to standardization and also the role of business and industry associations at both national and European levels.