Discover CEN and CENELEC’s Work Programme 2024

The CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2024 is now available!

2024 promises to be a year of important changes and advancements. Succeeding in the green and digital transitions, powering the European industry, and fostering a competitive, innovative, and inclusive economy are among the challenges we collectively face. Against this backdrop, the upcoming European elections represent an opportunity for the European Union to renew its institutions and establish policy priorities for the years ahead.


In this context, European standards can play a strategic role. They serve as key tools to provide trustworthy and market-based solutions to present and future challenges. More importantly, European standards are instrumental to support the EU’s priorities, such as the twin green and digital transitions and the search to secure a strategic autonomy.


The CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2024 helps navigate what lies ahead for European standardization. Symbolizing our forward-looking approach, for the first time the CEN and CENELEC Work Programme is in a fully digital format which makes it easy to navigate.


This document gives an overview of the main standardization developments and strategic priority areas CEN and CENELEC are ready to implement in 2024, 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, and a detailed overview of the topics where standardization work is expected.


The Work Programme also presents a focus on three horizontal business topics, key to meet today’s (and tomorrow’s) challenges: Accessibility, Sustainability and Smart Society.


Finally, the last section gives an horizontal overview on the most important strategic highlights that will shape CEN and CENELEC’s development over the course of 2024 and beyond – with, among them, the continuing implementation of Strategy 2030 and the enhanced cooperation with the European institutions in the framework of the new European Standardization Strategy and in light of the European elections.


2024 promises to be a year of progress, collaboration, and growth. CEN and CENELEC are looking forward to working together with their members and partners and with the European institutions to build a European Standardization system that is effective, inclusive, and future-oriented, to the benefit of Europe’s economy, industry and citizens.


Discover CEN and CENELEC’s Work Programme 2024



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