The CEN and CENELEC Annual Report 2021 is out!

The CEN and CENELEC Annual Report for 2021 has been published and is now available!



The document includes a section dedicated to strategic and standardization activities common to both organizations, followed by two individual sections, focussing respectively on CEN and on CENELEC. It provides an overview of the relevant and diverse standardization activities that the CEN and CENELEC community implemented over the course of 2021, a challenging but successful year.


Indeed, in 2021, CEN and CENELEC were faced again with unprecedented challenges in a quickly evolving global situation, from managing a sustainable and inclusive recovery to coping with a degrading security environment at the borders of Europe. At the same time, standardization was recognised as an important strategic ally in drawing our common European path. In dealing with all these aspects, we confirmed our resilience and robustness.


Some highlights that testify the hard work and commitment of the CEN and CENELEC community include:

  • the support European Standards provide to the EU policy priorities in the framework of the twin digital and green transition;
  • the start of the implementation of the joint Strategy 2030;
  • the work done to support the preparation of the new European Standardization Strategy;
  • CEN and CENELEC’s efforts to improve our system and make it fit for the future, such as the definition of new membership criteria.

These successes, and many others, are a good example of the strength of the European Standardization System, which allows CEN and CENELEC to look with optimism to the future.


To learn more about CEN and CENELEC’s activities in 2021, read and download the CEN and CENELEC Annual Reports:


Giovanni COLLOT


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