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2024-03-27
Better standards for the galvanizing industry: CEN and EGGA signed a Partnership Agreement

Yesterday, 26 March, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European General Galvanizers Association (EGGA-Galvanizing Europe) signed a partnership agreement that will foster collaboration and align the interests of the galvanizing industry in Europe with the standardization ecosystem.

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2024-03-15
CEN, CENELEC, EA, EURAMET, and WELMEC join forces to reinforce and promote the European Quality Infrastructure

On 7 March, the five Regional Quality Infrastructure Organizations of Europe, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for electrotechnical standardization (CENELEC), the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA), the Association of the National Metrology Institutes in Europe (EURAMET), and the European Cooperation in Legal Metrology (WELMEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the European Ql Network.

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2024-02-27
CEN, CENELEC and EFRAG join forces to foster synergies in sustainability reporting

A Memorandum of Understanding enhances the commitment to develop maximum synergies between the different European Standards developed by EFRAG and by CEN and CENELEC in the field of sustainability reporting. The aim is to facilitate the implementation of sustainability reporting requirements for European businesses.

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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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Press release
2023-12-13
How standards drive Europe’s transition towards Net-Zero

Brussels, 13 December - How can Europe successfully generate and implement carbon-free electricity to support its climate neutrality and Green Deal plans? On 5 December, a stakeholders’ workshop organized by CEN, CENELEC, and DKE explored how standards can support the achievement of an All-Electric Society and the transition of Europe towards Net-Zero.

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Press release
2023-07-19
Riccardo Lama elected next CENELEC President

Brussels/Rome, 19 July 2023 - CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, and its member CEI, the Italian Electrotechnical Committee, are happy to congratulate Mr Riccardo Lama for his election as the next President of CENELEC.

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Press release
2023-07-03
CEN and CENELEC welcome the Spanish Presidency and its ambitions to build a closer Europe

Brussels/Madrid,  3 July 2023 - Standardization plays a crucial role in enabling the success of the Single Market and contributing to broader EU policy goals such as the twin transition. CEN, CENELEC and their Spanish member, Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE), welcome the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work together in building a green, resilient and competitive Europe. 

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Press release
2023-06-16
Standardization boosts productivity and trade: a Macroeconomic Study

A new macroeconomic study reveals the substantial benefits of standards in fostering economic growth. Looking at the evidence from six Northern European countries, the study finds that 25 % of labour productivity growth in the past decades is associated with increased standardization as well as 9 % of total exports growth. 

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2023-06-09
CEN and CENELEC held a Workshop on the role of Standards in supporting the future of Clean Technology

Brussels, 9 June - With the publication of the Net-Zero Industry Act, the EU took a decisive step to support the strategic technologies that will be essential to power the green transition and equip the European industry with the tools to lead this transformation. A stakeholders’ workshop organised by CEN and CENELEC on Thursday 8 June explored how standards can drive the future of CleanTech in Europe. 

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2023-03-17
European Standards: 30 Years (and counting) of Building Trust in the Single Market

Brussels, 17 March - In 2023, the Single Market celebrates its 30th anniversary. The CEN and CENELEC community is happy to join the European institutions in this important celebration, and looks forward to harnessing the full power of standards to ensure the Single Market continues delivering on its promises for all Europeans. 

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