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2023-02-08
How cybersecurity standards support the evolving EU legislative landscape

On 7 February, the European Standards Organizations (ESOs), CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, joined forces with ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, to organise their 7th annual conference. The hybrid conference took place at the Brussels Renaissance Hotel and focused on “European Standardization in support of the EU cybersecurity legislation”.

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News
2023-02-06
European Standards support the Transition Pathway for the chemical industry

The chemical sector is a pillar of the EU economy. According to the European Commission, it accounts for 7,5% of the EU manufacturing turnover, provides 1,2 million direct highly skilled jobs, and its sales amount to €565 billion (2018). As recently stated by Kerstin Jorna, Director General at DG GROW, the chemical industry is at "the beginning of everything", meaning that it is key to many other sectors for manufacturing their products.

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Workshop
2023-02-02
CEN Workshop Agreement on a test method to assess the potential presence of trace chemicals in absorbent hygiene products

For the last six years there has been a recurring debate in Europe on the trace chemicals found in absorbent hygiene products (AHPs). This debate was triggered by articles on this topic published in consumer magazines which raised questions on the safety of AHPs, and led to a so-called restriction proposal for the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) to restrict the use of chemicals in absorbent hygiene products. The process concluded in 2022, and while it found that the risks could not be demonstrated, it did conclude that there is a strong need for a harmonized analytical method that delivers robust and accurate test results.

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Publications
2023-02-01
CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2023

The CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2023 has been published and is now available.

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Workshop
2023-01-30
CEN WS “Methodology for managing maintenance strategy and remanufacturing projects of large industrial equipment”

“RECLAIM "REmanufaCturing and refurbishment LArge Industrial equipMent", is a European project promoting the circular economy with remanufacturing strategies, predictive maintenance and renovation of industrial machinery in various sectors. Over 20 research centers, University and industry representatives from 9 European countries have formed RECLAIM with the aim of providing circular solutions that can help the European manufacturing sector meet future market demands.

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Policy
2023-01-24
CEN and CENELEC spoke at the European Parliament Hearing on Standardization in the Single Market

On 23 January, Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC, was invited to speak at the European Parliament during the hearing on Standardization in the Single Market held by the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).

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Workshop
2023-01-23
CEN-CENELEC Workshop on 'Digital sovereignty – European perspective, general approach and implications on standardisation'

The Workshop Agreement is the result of the initiative of AFNOR, IEEE and VDE to identify the needs for standardization about the concept of Digital Sovereignty in the European context.

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Press release
2023-01-20
The High-Level Forum on European Standardization: an opportunity to strengthen the Single Market

Brussels, 20 January - On Friday, 20 January, the Presidents of CEN and CENELEC participated in the inaugural meeting of the High-Level Forum on European Standardization. The event was an opportunity to initiate a collective reflection on future standardization priorities in support of European policies and the Single Market. 

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Newsletter
2023-01-20
BDS and ASRO join efforts to develop a series of academic courses on standards in support of the European green transition

The Bulgarian Institute for Standardization (BDS) and the Romanian Standards Association (ASRO), in partnership with four universities, started in November 2022 the implementation of a two-year project, B-Green-ED - Boosting the Green Future via University Micro-Credentials, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission.

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Workshop
2023-01-19
Draft CEN CWA on "Requirements for acquiring digital information from victims during Search and Rescue operations" is available for public review and commenting

This CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) specifies the requirements for acquiring digital information from victims during a search and rescue SAR operations. Furthermore, it establishes requirements of digital victim tracking systems during a search and rescue mission. Furthermore, it establishes requirements of digital triaging during a search and rescue mission regarding the categories of safety, usability, data protection, security and system compatibility.

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