Renewal of CEN, CENELEC and ERA’s cooperation agreement 

Standardization is a key element in many EU policies and for achieving policy goals. Therefore, a strong cross-sector and multi-disciplinary cooperation between CEN, CENELEC and the European Agencies is vital to ensure effective uptake of standardization in EU policy-making. 
As such, CEN, CENELEC and ERA (The European Union Agency for Railways) renewed their cooperation agreement on 12 February, to further enhance the harmonization of technical standards for Railways.
This renewed agreement reaffirms a longstanding fruitful cooperation in the field of technical standardization in support of Interoperability and Safety of Railways, established under the previous Cooperation Agreement signed in May 2007. It aims to reduce the number of contradictory technical specifications still existing in the sector.

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