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Workshop
2022-06-30
CEN Workshop Agreement on 'Quality Assurance Guidelines for Dual Training Systems'

This Workshop will produce a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA), which will define quality criteria and guidelines for effective dual training (dual systems). The document aims at simplifying the dual training process for every kind of structure and it will include examples of best practices related to the different experiences of the CEN Workshop participants. It will also contain an annex addressing the need for code of conducts between host company and trainee and providing for additional examples, thus addressing another relevant aspect, which is the centrality of the person, seen not only as a resource and part of an economic mechanism.

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Publications
2022-06-29
The CEN and CENELEC Annual Reports 2021 are out!

The CEN and CENELEC Annual Reports for 2021 have been published and are now available!

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News
2022-06-29
CEN and CENELEC engage in the debate on AI sandboxes at the European level

On 27 June, Cinzia Missiroli, the Director for Standardization and Digital Solutions at CEN and CENELEC, was invited to speak at “Bringing the AI Regulation Forward”, a joint event co-organised by the Spanish Government and the European Commission to launch the Spanish AI Sandbox Pilot.

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Workshop
2022-06-28
New CWA 17898:2022 'Methodology to quantify the global agricultural crop footprint including soil impacts'

The CEN Workshop on 'Methodology to quantify the global agricultural crop footprint including soil impacts' is a result of the Spanish Retos-Colaboración 2017 project FERTILIGENCIA (Innovative fertilizers to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and development of a standard for assessing the sustainability of agroecosystems), whose general objective is to develop intelligent fertilizers using the understanding of the soil-microbiome-plant system, setting the first steps for an agriculture new revolution, able to satisfy the future food demand, minimizing the environmental impacts and loss of fertile soil.

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News
2022-06-16
High-level event: The key role of voluntary standards for Europe’s strategic autonomy

Published by the European Commission on 2 February 2022, the new European standardization strategy proposes courses of action for European economic actors to develop "a stronger industry for a more independent Europe". Recognised as a highly strategic tool, voluntary standardization is essential to strengthen the EU's competitiveness on a global scale, to accompany the green and digital transition, and to develop a model that is faithful to European values and principles.

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Workshop
2022-06-13
CEN Workshop Agreement on 'Digital health innovations – Good practice guide for obtaining user consent for personal health information'

The motivation for this Workshop came from multiple European research projects and large-scale pilots that found that they were all needing to identify the most suitable lawful basis for collecting and processing personal health data for the development, deployment, testing and evaluation of digital health innovations. This CWA aims to combine the experience of various R&I projects regarding this topic in a best practice guide on how to obtain user consent for personal health information.

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News
2022-06-13
Meet young professionals in European Standardization - Episode 3: Kristin Fagerli

2022 is the European Year of Youth. To celebrate this occasion, CEN and CENELEC are conducting a campaign, presenting a regular series of interviews with young professionals active in European standardization. In the third episode of the series, we get to know Kristin Fagerli, from Norway.

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News
2022-06-10
Common chargers: CEN and CENELEC are ready to work with the European Commission

By the end of 2024, USB-C chargers will become the standard charger for the most commonly used electronics in the EU after an agreement was reached between the European Parliament and the Council. CEN and CENELEC welcome this agreement and look forward to further collaboration on this matter.

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Press release
2022-06-09
ASTM and CEN extend and expand Cooperation Agreement

Brussels 9 June 2022 - CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, and ASTM International have agreed to extend and expand a Technical Cooperation Agreement from 2019 with the objective to broaden and facilitate global dialogue and coordination in specific standardization areas of mutual interest.

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Workshop
2022-06-08
CEN Workshop on 'ModGra -Graphical representation of physical process models'

Models mimic the behaviour of real-world systems by mapping them into mathematical objects. Models give freedom to the mind, allow tampering and testing, playing with what could become real before it has real-world consequences.

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