Strategy 2030

The Strategy 2030 outlines a common vision and ambition for CEN and CENELEC and aims to address the long-term, disruptive challenges we face as a community of European standardizers

In doing so, we frame our strategic agenda for 2021-2030 firmly within the context of the twin digital and green transitions, to ensure that our standardization systems and services serve as catalysts for the radically transformative growth trajectory which Europe has embarked upon. The aim of the Strategy 2030, therefore, is for CEN and CENELEC to rethink and optimize the way we create value for our customers and stakeholders in a rapidly changing world.


The Strategy 2030 identifies 5 goals for CEN and CENELEC to focus on and work towards throughout the decade:

  1. EU and EFTA recognize and use the strategic value of the European standardization system
  2. Our customers and stakeholders benefit from state-of-the-art digital solutions
  3. Increase the use and awareness of CEN and CENELEC deliverables
  4. The CEN and CENELEC system to be the preferred choice for standardization in Europe
  5. Strengthen our leadership and ambition at the international level

Through these goals, we aim to contribute to our Vision of ‘Building a safer, more sustainable and competitive Europe through European and International Standardization’.

To do so, we intend to strengthen our position as independent facilitators between industry, regulators, consumers and other stakeholders, and to ensure that our standards contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of the European economy.


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