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EN in the spotlight
2021-08-30
CEN has published new guidelines on health and wellness apps to help to sort the best from the rest

 

From counting calories to tracing COVID-19, there are hundreds of thousands of health and wellness apps on the market, and appetite for them is only growing. However, many have access to highly sensitive personal information, whilst others may offer advice that is not always supported by scientific evidence. In order to effectively evaluate the quality and reliability of such apps, a new technical specification has just been published. 

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Workshop
2021-08-18
CEN Workshop ‘Innovative testing in support of the sheet metal forming industry’ has published two CWAs

 

The CEN Workshop ‘Innovative testing in support of the sheet metal forming industry’ is a result of the currently ongoing Horizon 2020 FormPlanet project (Sheet metal forming testing hub), whose general objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem offering novel testing methodologies to characterise metal sheet properties, predict part performance and prevent production loses to the sheet forming industries to tackle the upcoming challenges in formability of processing sensitive materials.

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Workshop
2021-08-12
CEN Workshop proposal on 'KEY-BIOWASTE'

 

CEN Workshop proposal on 'Key factors for the successful implementation of urban biowaste selective collection schemes’ (KEY-BIOWASTE).

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Workshop
2021-08-09
Draft CWA for commenting “EU fishing fleet operating outside European waters”

 

The overall purpose and objective of this workshop is to develop a CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) which will define a set of consensus-based guidelines for developing Management Recommendations tailored for the EU fishing fleet operating outside European waters.

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News
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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Workshop
2021-08-03
CEN-CENELEC draft CWA “Lens-based adaptor system for coupling fibre optic to laser sources” (MIRACLE)

 

This CEN-CENELEC Workshop aims to share the findings on ‘Lens-based adaptor system for coupling fibre optic to laser sources’ resulted from a European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation project.

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Workshop
2021-07-30
Draft CWA 'Safety in close human-robot interaction: procedures for validation tests' is available for public review and commenting

 

The well-established concept of robots refers to bulky machines confined to the industrial environment, carrying out repetitive tasks. In traditional industrial robotics, the operations of robot and operator are complementary and belong to separated workspaces. In the last years, we are witnessing the increasing implementation of robots and robotic devices in several other domains, such as minimally invasive surgery, healthcare, rehabilitation, agriculture and logistics.

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News
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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Workshop
2021-07-28
CEN/CLC/WS 018 - Guidelines for the assessment of resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events - Commenting phase for the CWA

 

This WS developed the CWA (CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement) ‘Guidelines for the assessment of resilience of transport infrastructure to potentially disruptive events’. This CWA describes a methodology for infrastructure managers to properly measure the Level of Service (LoS) provided by, and the resilience of, their transport infrastructure to natural hazards. These steps will ensure that infrastructure managers can systematically identify appropriate resilience enhancing actions and ensure the effective allocation of limited resources.

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