CEN-CENELEC Guides 

The CEN-CENELEC Guides are reference documents published by CEN-CENELEC to give orientation, advice or recommendations on standardization principles and policies and guidance to standards writers.
Guides may also address issues of interest to all users of European documents such as manufacturers, designers, service providers and educators.

All guides listed below are in pdf format. Click on the title to download the document.

CEN-CENELEC Guide 1
Status of European Standards

2001    

CEN-CENELEC Guide 2
Consumer interests and the preparation of European Standards

2001

CEN-CENELEC Guide 3
CEN and CENELEC co-operation agreement

2009

CEN-CENELEC Guide 4
General Guidelines for the Cooperation between CEN, CENELEC and ETSI and the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association

2003

CEN-CENELEC Guide 5
Trade Unions and the Preparation of European Standards

2001

CEN-CENELEC Guide 6 
Guide for addressing accessibility in standards

2014

CEN-CENELEC Guide 7 - WITHDRAWN
Participation of a National Standards Institution in the Activities planned by another Standards Institution

2001

CEN-CENELEC Guide 8
CEN-CENELEC Guidelines for Implementation of the Common Policy on Patents (and other statutory intellectual property rights based on inventions)

2015
CEN-CENELEC Guide 9
This guide with the guidelines for the inclusion of safety aspects in standards has been withdrawn and is superseded by ISO/IEC Guide 51/2014 Safety aspects -- Guidelines for their inclusion in standards. ISO and IEC sell a copy of the Guide on their website.

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CEN-CENELEC Guide 10
Policy on dissemination, sales and copyright of CEN-CENELEC Publications

2015

CEN-CENELEC Guide 11
Product information relevant to consumers Guidelines for standard developers

2012

CEN-CENELEC Guide 12
The concept of Affiliation with CEN and CENELEC

2012

CEN-CENELEC Guide 13
The concept of Partner Standardization Body with CEN and CENELEC

2012

CEN-CENELEC Guide 14
Child Safety Guidance for its Inclusion in Standards

2009

CEN-CENELEC Guide 15
Tasks and responsibilities of the New Approach consultants

2014

CEN-CENELEC Guide 16
Request for EC financial support – Guidance to the secretariat/convenorship of the responsible technical body

2009

CEN-CENELEC Guide 17

Guidance for writing standards taking into account micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) needs

Other language versions of Guide 17 are available:

2010

CEN-CENELEC Guide 18
Execution of Specific Agreements issued to CEN and CENELEC in accordance with the EC and EFTA Framework Partnership

2010

CEN-CENELEC Guide 19
Guidelines for the administration of Specific Agreements by National Members including principles for subcontracting

2010

CEN-CENELEC Guide 20
Guide on membership criteria of CEN and CENELEC

2015

CEN-CENELEC Guide 21
Guide on CEN-CENELEC Membership Fee - Calculation methodology & periodic review policy

2012

CEN-CENELEC Guide 22
Guide on the organisational structure and processes for the assessment of the membership criteria of CEN and CENELEC

2015

CEN-CENELEC Guide 23
Consortium bridge — Adoption of third-party specifications as European Standardization Publications

2013

CEN-CENELEC Guide 24
Use and protection of the trademarks and domain names of CEN and CENELEC

2014

CEN-CENELEC Guide 25

The concept of Partnership with European Organisations and other stakeholders (corrected version, July 2015)

2013

CEN-CENELEC Guide 26

Railway applications — Preparation of standards for urban rail systems design, construction, manufacture, operations and maintenance

Other language versions of Guide 26 are available:

2013

CEN-CENELEC Guide 27

CEN and CENELEC involvement in Technical Assistance (TA) projects

2013

CEN-CENELEC Guide 28

Guidelines for the public access of Eurocodes and their National Annexes and Harmonized European Standards under the Construction Products Regulation

2014

CEN-CENELEC Guide 29

CEN/CENELEC Workshop Agreements

2014

CEN-CENELEC Guide 30

European Guide on Standards and Regulation - Better regulation through the use of voluntary standards - Guidance for policy makers

2015

CEN-CENELEC Guide 31

Competition law for participants in CEN-CENELEC activities

2015