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Brief News
2024-02-20
The launch of European Standardization on carbon capture, utilization and storage

The Dutch Standardization Institute (NEN) has initiated the establishment of a European Technical Committee (CEN/TC 474) that will develop European Standards across the CCUS (carbon capture, utilization and storage) value chain. With broad participation from CEN Members and European organizations, the committee kicked off in Brussels and finalized its scope and first work programme.

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Workshop
2024-02-12
CEN Workshop on 'Best practices for accurate position of visible and invisible traces in digital replicas of crime scenes for investigation and training purposes'

The objective of forensic methods is to obtain results with a measurement quality relevant (e.g., consistent, reliable and accurate) for the criminal justice system. This means that during the introduction or implementation of new forensic methods/technologies a specific step must be taken to prove in an objective way that the method is suitable for its intended use.

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EN in the spotlight
2024-02-05
New standard will help determine the amount of lipids in algae

Lipids are a class of natural organic substances characterized by a very low water solubility, a high organic solvent solubility and a high carbon and hydrogen content. They can be used, for example, to produce biofuels. In Europe, there is growing interest in algae and algae-based products or intermediates as they are a valuable source of many nutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and pigments. They can be used in a variety of sectors, including food, textiles, cosmetics, or biofuel.

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Workshop
2024-02-02
CEN Workshop on 'Paint and coating systems for Defence and Security applications'

This workshop is motivated by the industry need to identify and clarify the performance criteria of paint and coating systems for defence and security applications. There are numerous international, European, and national paint standards, but they do not take account of military constraints, which are different from those in the civilian sector. This is especially true of testing and performances criteria for land, air, and naval weapons.

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Newsletter
2024-02-01
EDU4Standards – Empowering Standardization through Education in Europe

EDU4Standards.eu is a brand-new research project funded by the Horizon Europe programme under Grant Agreement No. 101135705. CEN is partner in the EDU4Standards.eu, which is led by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and brings together key players in education on standardization in Europe, including 11 university partners from across Europe.

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Newsletter
2024-02-01
InDiCo-Global to advance cooperation on digital policies and standards

In a world rapidly transitioning towards a greener and more digital society, the development of digital technologies and related policies has taken centre stage. Acknowledging the pivotal role of standardization in realizing its objectives, the European Union is committed to boosting the development and adoption of global digital standards for increased competitiveness.

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Call for tender
2024-01-22
Open call for the organisation of interlaboratory studies in the field of soil improvers

This call concerns the organisation of interlaboratory studies and their statistical evaluation for several European Standards concerning soil improvers (PFC 3), growing media (PFC 4) and some Component Material Categories (CMCs), which fall under the responsibility of CEN/TC 223 ‘Soil improvers and growing media’

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Workshop
2024-01-16
CEN Workshop on Trusted Data Transaction

More data is being generated than ever before. The global volume of data has doubled between 2018 and 2022 and is expected to double again between 2022 and 2025.

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Press release
2024-01-12
‘Be Europe’: CEN And CENELEC welcome the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council

Brussels, 12 January - Taking over from the Spanish Presidency, the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union began on the 1st of January and will continue until June 2024. CEN and CENELEC, together with their Belgian members, NBN, the Belgian Organization for Standards and Standardization, and CEB-BEC, the Belgian Electrotechnical Committee, are committed to collaborating with the Belgian Presidency to ensure that European Standards are recognized as a vital tool for both present and future issues facing the European Union.

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Workshop
2024-01-09
CEN-CENELEC Workshop on ‘Innovative solutions for user centric charging infrastructure for electric vehicles'

The CEN-CENELEC Workshop on ‘Innovative solutions for user centric charging infrastructure for electric vehicles' was kicked off on 7 July 2023.

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