About CEN

The European Committee for Standardization is one of three European Standardization Organizations (together with CENELEC and ETSI) that have been officially recognized by the European Union and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as being responsible for developing and defining voluntary standards at European level.

CEN in Figures

Technical Bodies

At the start of 2021 CEN has 2105 (active) Technical Bodies, whereof:

  • 319 CEN Technical Committees
  • 63 CEN Workshops
  • 58 Sub-Committees of CEN Technical Committees
  • 1488 CEN Working Groups
  • 17 CEN-CENELEC Technical Committees
  • 12 CEN-CENELEC Workshops
  • 27 CEN-CENELEC Working Groups
  • 4 CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Technical Committees
  • 12 CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Working Groups

Published European standards and other CEN deliverables

In 2020, CEN produced 1150 documents:

  • 982 European Standards (ENs)
  • 63 Technical Specifications (TSs)
  • 51Technical Reports (TRs)
  • 51 CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs)
  • 3  CEN Guides (CGs)

The total number of living documents at the end of December 2020 is 17672 and consists of:

  • 15971  European Standards (ENs)
  • 10  European Prestandards (ENVs)
  • 553 Technical Specifications (TSs)
  • 40 CEN Reports (CRs)
  • 581 Technical Reports (TRs)
  • 476 CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs)
  • 41 CEN Guides (CGs)

3118 documents were in preparation at the end of 2020.

 

Latest update on Technical Bodies and Standards

Find the latest information on:

The outcomes of CEN and CENELEC activities are presented in the CEN-CENELEC statistical pack.


The quarterly reporting package covers:

(1) standards publications
(2) work programme
(3) development timeframe
(4) international relations
(5) relations to EU legislation.

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