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2021-05-20
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: new brochure on accessibility in standardization

 

Today, Thursday 20 May 2021, marks the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-05-18
CEN published the new European Tourism Covid-19 Safety Seal

 

Are you looking forward to serene and well-deserved summer holidays abroad, after the long months of lockdowns? Look no further: European standards can help reopen tourism safely and quickly! Today, 19 May, CEN made available the 'European Tourism COVID-19 Safety Seal'. The seal is set out by two CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs) as part of the 5643 series, developed by the CEN Workshop EUROSAFETOUR.

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Press release
2021-05-05
European standards support the industrial strategy for Europe

 

Brussels, 5 May 2021 - European standards play a key role in contributing to a strong, sustainable, resilient, and innovative European economy. For this reason, CEN and CENELEC warmly welcome the ambitions of the Industrial Strategy for Europe and are ready to support the European Commission in a successful relaunch of this strategy for the future of European industry.

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News
2021-05-04
Call for participation: Open Source Solutions

 

One of CEN and CENELEC's Digital Transformation projects, Project 4 ‘Open Source Solutions’, has been progressing with its work to provide Technical Committees (TCs) with a framework for incorporating software and other designs into standardization deliverables. It is now calling for pilot projects and members of the core project team for the next phase of the project.

 

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Newsletter
2021-04-28
On The Spot Newsletter - Issue 23 • April 2021

 

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

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Workshop
2021-04-22
CEN Workshop announcement - City Resilience Development – Framework and guidance for implementation with a specific focus on historic areas

 

While negative impacts of climate-related and other hazards on urban areas are widely discussed, their impacts on historic areas have not been studied extensively enough. The aim of the workshop is to develop a management framework that helps, for example, heritage managers, public administrators, and other actors in the field of climate change adaptation planning (CCA) and disaster risk management (DRM) and heritage management.

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News
2021-04-21
European Standards support the EU ambitions on Artificial Intelligence

 

Today the European Commission is presenting its new, long-awaited regulation on Artificial Intelligence (AI). This focus on AI on the part of the European Commission brings forward not only valuable questions for the continued evolution and safe deployment of this technology, but opportunities for ensuring the digital sovereignty of Europe for the future.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-04-16
New CWA 17675 provides a clear mapping of tools for carbon management in Europe

 

Many initiatives have been launched both at national and European level to achieve the European objectives for climate and energy by 2030 and for the Paris Agreement. One of these is now a reference about environmental policies and governmental actions: CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 17675Mapping of the mandatory and voluntary Carbon Management framework in the EU’.

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News
2021-04-14
A new CEN-CENELEC standardization project to offer refinements in a European context for Privacy Information Management Systems

EN ISO/IEC 27701 “Security techniques. Extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy information management. Requirements and guidelines” sets out generic requirements for a Privacy Information Management System whose guidance can be adapted by organizations according to their context and applicable obligations. It can be considered as an international framework, in which it is possible to define more particular, regional refinements.

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Publications
2021-04-06
Standards@Rail: CEN and CENELEC celebrate the European Year of Rail

 

2021 is the European Year of Rail. On this occasion, CEN and CENELEC are proud to highlight the important role European standards play to ensure the well-functioning of a key sector for the future of Europe.

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