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Press release
2022-07-08
CEN and CENELEC are committed to the Czech Presidency's goals to rethink, rebuild and repower Europe

Brussels/Prague – 8 July 2022, At a pivotal time in Europe, CEN, CENELEC and their Czech Member ÚNMZ welcome the opportunity to play a key role in contributing to the priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. For the next six months, we will work closely with the Presidency to leverage the power of European Standards in the context of a changing Europe. 

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News
2022-07-08
UNE presented the new European Standardization Strategy

On 8 July, the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, hosted the presentation in Spain of the new European Standardization Strategy, which reinforces the key role of technical standards for a resilient, green and digital single European market, and provides greater support for European strategic autonomy, global leadership and competitiveness.

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Policy
2022-07-07
CEN and CENELEC discussed the European Standardization Strategy with Members of the European Parliament

On 28 June, members of the CEN and CENELEC European Policy Hub (EPH) organised an after-work get-together with Members of the European Parliament, their assistants and policy advisors of the political groups in Brussels. The aim of the event was to exchange views on the new European Standardization Strategy and other current political developments in the field of standardization.

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Workshop
2022-07-04
Draft CEN-CENELEC CWA on 'European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing Interoperability (EFPFInterOp)'

The European, as well as the global, B2B platform landscape is characterized by a high proliferation and fragmentation of diverse solutions with few signs of consolidation. Success of a B2B platform economy requires commercial platforms to be collaborative, simple, scalable, secure, and trusted.

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Policy
2022-07-04
Read CEN and CENELEC’s response to the EC consultation on a Sustainable Products Initiative

In 2020, the European Commission launched the Sustainable Products Initiative. At its heart is the revision of the Directive 2009/125/EC on Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products to become a Regulation of the Ecodesign on sustainable products (ESPR), entails sustainability requirements as one of the means to achieve the European Green Deal, and Circular Economy Action Plan. This new proposal by the European Commission supports the achievement of the European Green Deal and fosters the transition to a more Circular model that is in line with the standardization work conducted up to now in Europe.

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Workshop
2022-06-30
Draft CEN Workshop Agreement on 'Quality Assurance Guidelines for Dual Training Systems'

This Workshop will produce a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA), which will define quality criteria and guidelines for effective dual training (dual systems). The document aims at simplifying the dual training process for every kind of structure and it will include examples of best practices related to the different experiences of the CEN Workshop participants. It will also contain an annex addressing the need for code of conducts between host company and trainee and providing for additional examples, thus addressing another relevant aspect, which is the centrality of the person, seen not only as a resource and part of an economic mechanism.

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News
2022-06-30
Meet young professionals in European Standardization - Episode 4: Alexandre Colombier

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 Alexandre Colombier, from France.

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News
2022-06-30
A pre-standard by UNI was recognised by the Italian government as reference for gender equality certification

UNI developed and published pre-standard (reference practice) UNI/PdR 125:2022 on gender equality last March, with the help of the Working Table on the gender certification of companies provided by Mission 5 in the PNRR (Italy’s National Recovery Plan).

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2022-06-30
ETUC joins work at ISO on a Technical Specification on internal investigations

Bribery, fraudulent activities, harassment, and discrimination are all forms of misconduct that can occur within an organization. In such cases, an investigation needs to be carried out to find out what happened, and potential risks and solutions.

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News
2022-06-29
CEN and CENELEC engage in the debate on AI sandboxes at the European level

On 27 June, Cinzia Missiroli, the Director for Standardization and Digital Solutions at CEN and CENELEC, was invited to speak at “Bringing the AI Regulation Forward”, a joint event co-organised by the Spanish Government and the European Commission to launch the Spanish AI Sandbox Pilot.

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