“Standards – Driving Europe’s Economic Recovery”: CEN and CENELEC’s Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue 


A well-functioning, future-proof European standardization system offers a much-needed strategic lever for the EU’s economic recovery and acts as a catalyst for the twin green and digital transitions.

For Europe to address the present economic challenges and achieve long-term resilience in a sustainable manner, a collective effort is needed to realise the full strategic potential of standardization as an instrumental tool to strengthen the Single Market.

In this context, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) will hold an online Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on their Draft Strategy 2030 next Monday 19 October 2020, from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Before adopting a new strategic direction, and against the background of unprecedented economic challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, CEN and CENELEC want to discuss their goals and priorities for the decade to come with a variety of key stakeholders involved in the European Standardization System. During the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue, the soon-to-be adopted CEN and CENELEC Strategy 2030 will provide a framework for an in-depth discussion on the future of European standardization, while stakeholders’ input will be used to further inform and enrich CEN and CENELEC’s strategic planning.

The event will put together high-level representatives of all major European stakeholders in the field of standardization, the EU institutions, the industry and civil society.

The programme, with the full list of speakers, can be found here.

Participation is FREE of charge but registration is necessary to be able to attend the event. Please register here, or join the conversation on social media through the official hashtag: #Standards2030.

For more information, please contact Brecht LEIN