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Research & Innovation
2021-12-08
Sandra Feliciano won the 2021 Standards+Innovation Technical Body Officer Awards

The 2021 edition of the CEN and CENELEC Standards+Innovation Technical Body Officer Awards, a biennial award presented to a technical body officer who actively and successfully collaborated with researchers/innovators within his/her technical body, was presented in Brussels on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-12-07
New EN 15942 helps harmonise how environmental product declarations for construction products are communicated in Europe

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) present quantified environmental information on the life cycle of a product, thus enabling comparisons between products fulfilling the same function. They are based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, as described in the EN ISO 14040 series of standards.

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Research & Innovation
2021-11-29
Prof. Knut Blind is reappointed as Chair of working group STAIR (Standards, Innovation & Research)

Prof. Knut Blind has been reappointed as Chair of CEN-CENELEC Working Group STAIR (Standards, Innovation & Research) for three more years, until the end of 2024. STAIR is the focal point within CEN and CENELEC for any matter related to integrating standardization with innovation and research.

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Press release
2021-11-25
CEN AND CENELEC GENERAL ASSEMBLIES CONFIRM BSI MEMBERSHIP

 

The CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies, meeting today in Palermo, Italy, have overwhelmingly confirmed the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) continued membership of the two associations from 1 January 2022.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-25
A new amendment to EN ISO 4254-1 improves the safety of agricultural machinery

For more than 30 years, CEN/TC 144 'Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry' has been producing standards in the service of agriculture, forestry and gardening activities. CEN/TC 144, whose Secretariat is held by AFNOR, the French national standardization committee, is currently developing 50 projects that are geared towards machine safety and operator protection, taking into account the protection of the environment, technological innovations and efficiency needs.

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Workshop
2021-11-23
CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) on a Sustainable Nanomanufacturing Framework

The scope of the Workshop is the definition of a Sustainable Nanomanufacturing Framework (SNF) for sustainability management in nanomanufacturing processes. It sets up the basic requirements to assess the sustainability of a nanomanufacturing plant, allowing drafting improvement plans and monitoring the degree of progress of the nanomanufacturing plant. 

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-22
A new Workshop Agreement contributes to enhancing the resilience of transport infrastructure

The functioning of society depends on the transportation of goods and persons. The infrastructure required to enable transportation is built to ensure that this can happen safely and smoothly, providing specified high levels of service.

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Call for tender
2021-11-19
Request for tender regarding the robustness validation of the draft methods for determination of N-nitrosamines in air samples

For the robustness validation of the draft TS 00351042 with a method for the determination of N-nitrosamines in air samples derived by EN 16516, the horizontal method for the assessment of emissions from construction products into indoor air, the CEN/TC 351/WG 2 Evaluation Committee has prepared this request for tender. The work is covered under item 2017-12.20 of the Phase 4 contract for the CEN/TC 351 work under Mandate M/366 (CEN/2017-12).

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-18
A new standard contributes to the efficiency of disinfecting medical tools

The EN ISO 15883 series, jointly developed under the Vienna agreement by ISO/TC 198 and CEN/TC 102, describes the design and functionality of washer-disinfectors (WD), used to disinfect medical tools.  Part 1 of the series specifies general design requirements, process specifications and validation methods for all kinds of washer-disinfectors. The subsequent parts focus on the design of particular devices, processing special load including particular specifications of the processing process, such as requirements for the thermal processing of surgical instruments or the chemo-thermal processing of flexible endoscopes.

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News
2021-11-12
Online workshop “Timely delivery of European standards for a Green and Digital, Single and Global Market”

On Tuesday 16 November (10.00-13.00), CEN and CENELEC are happy to invite you to the online workshop “Timely delivery of European standards for a Green and Digital, Single and Global Market”.

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