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2021-12-01
"Standardization in information security and business continuity" - a free PKN webinar

On 30 November 2021, PKN, the Polish Committee for Standardization, organised a webinar entitled "Standardization in information security and business continuity." Participants learned, among other things, about the support provided by standards in the field of information security and business continuity management in the context of standardization.

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Research & Innovation
2021-11-29
Prof. Knut Blind is reappointed as Chair of working group STAIR (Standards, Innovation & Research)

Prof. Knut Blind has been reappointed as Chair of CEN-CENELEC Working Group STAIR (Standards, Innovation & Research) for three more years, until the end of 2024. STAIR is the focal point within CEN and CENELEC for any matter related to integrating standardization with innovation and research.

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Press release
2021-11-25
CEN AND CENELEC GENERAL ASSEMBLIES CONFIRM BSI MEMBERSHIP

 

The CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies, meeting today in Palermo, Italy, have overwhelmingly confirmed the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) continued membership of the two associations from 1 January 2022.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-25
A new amendment to EN ISO 4254-1 improves the safety of agricultural machinery

For more than 30 years, CEN/TC 144 'Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry' has been producing standards in the service of agriculture, forestry and gardening activities. CEN/TC 144, whose Secretariat is held by AFNOR, the French national standardization committee, is currently developing 50 projects that are geared towards machine safety and operator protection, taking into account the protection of the environment, technological innovations and efficiency needs.

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Workshop
2021-11-23
CEN Workshop Agreement "Sustainable Nanomanufacturing Framework"

The scope of the Workshop is the definition of a Sustainable Nanomanufacturing Framework (SNF) for sustainability management in nanomanufacturing processes. It sets up the basic requirements to assess the sustainability of a nanomanufacturing plant, allowing drafting improvement plans and monitoring the degree of progress of the nanomanufacturing plant. 

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-22
A new Workshop Agreement contributes to enhancing the resilience of transport infrastructure

The functioning of society depends on the transportation of goods and persons. The infrastructure required to enable transportation is built to ensure that this can happen safely and smoothly, providing specified high levels of service.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-18
A new standard contributes to the efficiency of disinfecting medical tools

The EN ISO 15883 series, jointly developed under the Vienna agreement by ISO/TC 198 and CEN/TC 102, describes the design and functionality of washer-disinfectors (WD), used to disinfect medical tools.  Part 1 of the series specifies general design requirements, process specifications and validation methods for all kinds of washer-disinfectors. The subsequent parts focus on the design of particular devices, processing special load including particular specifications of the processing process, such as requirements for the thermal processing of surgical instruments or the chemo-thermal processing of flexible endoscopes.

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News
2021-11-12
Online workshop “Timely delivery of European standards for a Green and Digital, Single and Global Market”

On Tuesday 16 November (10.00-13.00), CEN and CENELEC are happy to invite you to the online workshop “Timely delivery of European standards for a Green and Digital, Single and Global Market”.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-09
A better integration of alternative fuels infrastructure, thanks to the CEN and CENELEC Guide 38

To accelerate the development of alternative fuels, multifuel stations integration is fundamental. CEN and CENELEC developed the new Guide 38 to facilitate the integration of alternative fuels at existing fuelling stations and to give guidance to design, authorise and operate new multifuel stations in support of the Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure and of the future Regulation replacing the directive. This CEN and CENELEC Guide also considers other legislations impacting multifuel stations (ATEX, PED, MID). 

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News
2021-11-04
COP26: A new policy paper highlights the contribution of standards to the fight against climate change

On the occasion of COP26 currently taking place in Glasgow, CEN and CENELEC just released the new policy paper “Uniting the world to tackle climate change: COP26 and the commitments of European Standards”. In the document, the two European Standardization Organisations reaffirm their commitment to contributing to the fight against climate change and raise awareness on the actions they are taking to contribute to addressing these challenges.

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