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2022-01-20
Discover the new CEN and CENELEC Protocol for Accessibility

CEN and CENELEC are fully committed to ensuring that, through their standards, goods and services are equally accessible to all. In this context, they just released the updated “CEN-CENELEC Protocol on accessibility following a Design for All approach in standardization”. The protocol outlines the procedure to help technical bodies decide whether accessibility, with a Design for All approach, should be addressed when developing or revising a standardization deliverable.

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News
2022-01-17
Gender Responsive Standardization: participate to the UNECE survey!

As part of its efforts towards gender responsive standardization, the UNECE's Gender Responsive Standards Initiative (GRSI) has launched a new survey and invites all Standards Bodies to take a few minutes to share their experiences related to Gender responsive standards practices and training needs. The survey, developed by UNECE GRSI’s Project Team 1 ‘Training and Best Practice’, has been designed to learn about current gender and standards practices and identify potential knowledge gaps and training needs within standards bodies.

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Press release
2022-01-13
Standards for the Climate: CEN and CENELEC signed the London Declaration

Brussels, 13 January 2022 - European standards are a key enabler of the solutions needed for the Green Transition and contribute to a more sustainable future for Europe and the world. For this reason, CEN and CENELEC are proud to endorse the London Declaration on the commitment of international standards to climate action.

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News
2022-01-13
A new edition of CEN and CENELEC Guide 25 is now available

CEN and CENELEC and their Members are fully committed to encouraging and supporting all sectors of society and industry to participate in European standardization work and are willing to collaborate with relevant like-minded organisations all across the board.

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Press release
2022-01-11
The European Standardization Community supports the French Presidency of the Council of the EU in its quest for European Strategic autonomy

Brussels/Paris – 11 January 2021 - By assuming the presidency of the EU Council for the next six months(#EUFP2022), France has the ambition to reinforce Europe’s strategic autonomy. CEN and CENELEC, two of the officially recognised European standardization organizations, and AFNOR, the French Standardization Association, commit to fully deploy the power of European standards on strategic subjects and to contribute to a stronger role for Europe in the world.

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News
2022-01-01
ETUC’s reply to the European Commission’s consultation on Standardization Governance

The ETUC participated in January 2022 in the European Commission’s targeted consultation on ‘Standardization Governance’, which aimed at gathering stakeholders’ views on good governance principles in the European standardization system (ESS).

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2022-01-01
PKN organized a series of workshops for Young Professionals in Standardization

Since 2019, PKN has been successfully organizing workshops for Young Professionals in Standardization, with the aim to extend the practical knowledge of standardization and to promote greater involvement in the work of European and international standardization organizations. These workshops are intended for young persons actively involved in the activities of PKN's Technical Committees.

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Newsletter
2021-12-31
On The Spot - Issue 29 • December 2021

New issue of the CEN-CENELEC newsletter 'On The Spot' is out now!

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News
2021-12-15
European Year of Rail: discover with railways experts why and how CEN and CENELEC standards are crucial for the European railways

Following its cartoon “Standards@Rail”, CEN & CENELEC conclude the European Year of Rail with a new campaign to share with the European citizens the importance of European standards in the daily life of trains and railways infrastructure.  

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Research & Innovation
2021-12-13
CEN-CENELEC Organ-on-Chip Focus Group Creation

In April, the online workshop ‘Organ on Chip: Towards Standardization’ took place as the 2021 edition of Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) in collaboration with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

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