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2021-09-06
The future of IoT security: CEN and CENELEC to participate to DIGITALEUROPE event

On 8 September (11.00-13.00, Brussels time), Elena SANTIAGO CID, CEN and CENELEC’s Director General, will speak at the high-level event organised by DIGITALEUROPE “The future of IoT security: What's next?”.

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2021-09-01
DIN, DKE an VDI are developing the German Standardization Roadmap for Circular Economy

Together with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE) of DIN and VDE and the Association of German Engineers (VDI) have announced the launch of the German Standardization Roadmap Circular Economy.

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2021-09-01
ETUC’s contribution to EU standardization strategy

The European Commission invited a wide range of stakeholders to contribute to the roadmap consultation for the forthcoming “Standardization Strategy”. The deadline for feedback was the 9th of August. 138 contributions were submitted, including ETUC’s, and are publicly available here.

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2021-08-08
CEN and CENELEC Joint Response to the European Commission Standardization Strategy Roadmap

 

The European Commission recently organised a consultation on its roadmap of the “European Strategy for Standardization”.

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Research & Innovation
2021-08-03
Stair4Security project: conclusions and results

 

STAIR4SECURITY (Standards, Innovation and Research for Security) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project has been coordinated by CEN with the involvement of four National Standardization Bodies (AFNOR, ASI, DIN and SIS), together with the Chairperson of CEN/TC 391 'Societal and Citizen Security', TFC Research and Innovation Limited, National University of Ireland Galway, and KPMG Future Analytics. The project started in January 2019 and  ended in June 2021.

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2021-07-29
The General Court of the EU affirms copyright of harmonized standards

 

On 14 July 2021, the General Court of the EU ruled in the Public.Resource.Org, Inc. and Right to Know CLG v European Commission case (T-185/19) that the European Commission is right to deny free access without charge to harmonized standards (hENs).

 

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Research & Innovation
2021-07-08
Nominations for Standards+Innovation Awards 2021

 

Standards+Innovation Awards are back for their third year. The Awards celebrate the contributions of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to standardization and acknowledge the important contribution of research and innovation to standardization. This year they include the annual Project Award, presented to a European research / innovation project (H2020 / Horizon Europe) who successfully contributed to standardization, and Individual researcher/innovator Award, presented to an individual who successfully introduced her/his research outcome or innovation into standardization.

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2021-07-05
CEN and ASD-STAN launched the public enquiry for a new standard on drones

 

On 3 June 2021, CEN and ASD-STAN, the dedicated body for standardization in the aerospace sector, launched the public enquiry for prEN 4709-001 ‘Aerospace series - Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Part 001: Product requirements and verification’. This document provides technical specification and verification method to support compliance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 of 12 March 2019 on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, popularly known as ‘drones’) and on third-country operators of UAS. This includes compliance with product requirements for all UAS authorised to operate in the ‘open’ category (class C0, C1, C2, C3 and C4 UAS).

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2021-06-27
CEN and CENELEC look forward to the revision of the General Product Safety Directive

 

CEN and CENELEC look forward to the European Commission's proposal to revise the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), the main piece of legislation on consumer protection, which is due for 30 June.

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2021-06-24
CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies agreed new governance arrangements that will provide a category of full membership for British Member BSI

 

On Thursday 24 June, the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies overwhelmingly agreed to revise the membership arrangements in their statutes, reflecting the UK’s departure from the EU. The agreement comes after careful consideration by the CEN and CENELEC members of the impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU on the European standardization system and on the organizations' membership statutes.

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