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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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Newsletter
2022-06-01
ANEC welcomes the final agreement reached on common chargers

As the European Commissioner Thierry Breton said on 7 June during a press event, “It is a great day for consumers and the environment”.

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Newsletter
2022-06-01
ETUC’s position on the draft standardization request in support of safe and trustworthy AI

While the legislative process on the proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence (AI Act) is still ongoing, the European Commission is seeking to speed up the development of standards on AI, with a view to having harmonized standards produced and available by the time the regulation is applicable at the end of 2024/beginning of 2025. To this aim, the Commission issued on 20 May a draft standardization request in support of safe and trustworthy Artificial Intelligence.

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Newsletter
2022-06-01
On the spot - Issue 34 • June 2022

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

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Workshop
2022-05-30
CEN Workshop on 'eXtended Reality (XR) for Learning and Performance Augmentation'

eXtended Reality (XR) is the umbrella for Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality (VR/MR/AR), relating in varying degree from the use of digital overlays to fully rendered immersive alternate views of a physical world, where objects are registered in 3D and user interaction is responsive to the user’s surrounding in real-time. XR is increasingly used in education and training to support learning, practice, or even guide performance.

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