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2023-11-30
CEN and CENELEC participated in the second meeting of the HLF

Brussels welcomed the second meeting of the European Commission’s High-Level Forum on European Standardization (HLF) on 30 November 2023. The gathering brought together high level representatives of government with c-level leaders throughout industry to discuss the future of European standardization.

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Policy
2023-11-24
Read CEN and CENELEC’s opinion on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive

On 5 July 2023, the European Commission published their proposal for the revision of the Waste Framework Directive, whose primary aim is to update its approach to food and textile waste. In a policy paper written in response to the proposal, CEN and CENELEC welcome the increased focus on these two types of waste and put forward suggestions on how to implement the revision.

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Press release
2023-07-03
CEN and CENELEC welcome the Spanish Presidency and its ambitions to build a closer Europe

Brussels/Madrid,  3 July 2023 - Standardization plays a crucial role in enabling the success of the Single Market and contributing to broader EU policy goals such as the twin transition. CEN, CENELEC and their Spanish member, Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE), welcome the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work together in building a green, resilient and competitive Europe. 

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Policy
2023-06-16
Read CEN and CENELEC’s position on the Net Zero Industry Act proposal

CEN and CENELEC have developed a position paper on the proposed Net-Zero Industry Act. This document has been written in response to the consultation launched by the European Commission on 20 March 2023. CEN and CENELEC believe that European standards will be a vital tool to meet the high ambitions of increasing strategic net-zero technology production in Europe set by the Net-Zero Industry Act. 

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Policy
2023-03-17
Position Paper - CEN and CENELEC input to Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-27

This Position Paper has been prepared by CEN and CENELEC in reply to the European Commission’s consultation on past, present and future European R&I programmes with the aim of providing input on pre-normative research needs which could contribute to shaping the strategic orientations for the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027.

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Policy
2022-10-20
Read CEN and CENELEC's Position Paper on Common charger agreement – Challenges and perspectives for European Standardization

On 4 October 2022, the EU Parliament voted in favour of adopting a common charger for the EU single market, through an amendment to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which establishes a single charging solution for small and medium size electronic devices regardless of their manufacturer. Those devices shall be equipped with USB-C receptable at the device side by 2024 to access the EU market. The same requirements will also become applicable to laptops in 2026.

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Policy
2022-10-17
CEN and CENELEC welcome the new European Code of Practice on Standardization for Researchers

In a recently published position paper, CEN (the European Committee for Standardization) and CENELEC (the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) warmly welcome the draft “Code of Practice on Standardization for Researchers” proposed by the European Commission.

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News
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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Policy
2022-04-08
Read CEN and CENELEC’s response to the European Commission’s consultation on Regulation 1025/2012

As a result of a wide-ranging reflection on the future of European Standardization, on 2 February 2022 the European Commission presented the new European Standardization Strategy. The overall objective of the Strategy is to respond to the need for Europe to strengthen the strategic role standards play in the Single and the Global Market.

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Press release
2021-07-01
Together for a Resilient Europe: European Standards support the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU

After the emergency of the COVID-19 crisis, now it is time for Europe to recover and deliver on its pledge to achieve a resilient, green, and digital economy for the benefit of all its citizens. To meet this objective, European standards play a key role. CEN and CENELEC are on the frontline to contribute to the ambitions of the new Slovenian Presidency of the EU.  

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