CEN and CENELEC’s Work Programme 2022



The CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2022 has been published and is now available!

From the fight against global warming to digital technologies, from fostering a sustained and fair economic recovery to the quest for strategic autonomy, in 2022 Europe will face some era-defining decisions. In this context, European standards have a key role to play: working in the framework of a functioning and inclusive system, European standardization can help provide solutions to existing challenges and support the ambitions of the EU.


As every year, the Work Programme 2022 gives an overview of the main standardization developments and strategic priority areas CEN and CENELEC are ready to implement in 2022 across 14 business sectors. For each sector, the reader will find a list of the technical bodies involved in carrying out the work, the number of standards published by CEN and CENELEC, a detailed overview of the topics where standardization work is expected and the standardization requests received from the European Commission and EFTA.


The Work Programme also presents a focus on three horizontal business topics, which have been selected based on their relevance to meet today’s challenges: Accessibility, Sustainability and Smart Technologies. A particular focus is put on Sustainability and Smart Technologies, as they are instrumental to help Europe achieve the Twin green and digital transition.


Finally, the last part of the publication gives an horizontal overview on the most important strategic highlights that will characterise CEN and CENELEC’s development over the course of 2022 and beyond – with, chief among them, the implementation of CEN and CENELEC’s Strategy 2030.


2022 promises to be a key and exciting year for the evolution of the European Standardization System. CEN and CENELEC would like to thank all their stakeholders in Europe and worldwide for their vision, dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to making European Standards a reality.


Download the PDF version of the CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2022

Download the digital handbook with the CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2022


Giovanni COLLOT


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