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
Guidelines for standards developers to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities

 2002

CEN-CENELEC Guide 7
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 IPR Policy

 2011
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This guide with the guidelines for the inclusion of safety aspects in standards has been withdrawn and is superseded by ISO/IEC Guide 51/1999 Safety aspects -- Guidelines for their inclusion in standards.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
Guidelines for the distribution and sales of CEN-CENELEC publications

 2010

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

 2009

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

 2013

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

2014

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

2013

CEN-CENELEC Guide 25

The concept of Partnership with European Organisations and other stakeholders

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