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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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Press release
2022-01-11
The European Standardization Community supports the French Presidency of the Council of the EU in its quest for European Strategic autonomy

Brussels/Paris – 11 January 2021 - By assuming the presidency of the EU Council for the next six months(#EUFP2022), France has the ambition to reinforce Europe’s strategic autonomy. CEN and CENELEC, two of the officially recognised European standardization organizations, and AFNOR, the French Standardization Association, commit to fully deploy the power of European standards on strategic subjects and to contribute to a stronger role for Europe in the world.

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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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2021-01-18
Time to deliver: European Standards support the Portugal presidency of the council of the EU

 

Brussels/Lisbon, 18 January 2021 - As responses to the COVID-19 crisis have shown, European standards play a fundamental role in contributing to the EU’s economic and social well-being. Now it is time for Europe to look to the future and deliver on its promises to achieve a fair, green and digital economy. European standardization is in the frontline to contribute to the ambitions of the new Portuguese Presidency of the EU.

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2020-09-18
Standards are key for the EU Green Deal: successful workshop organised by the German presidency of the EU council

 

Brussels, 18 September 2020 - On 16 September, CEN and CENELEC officers participated to the virtual workshop “Empowering European Standardisation for a Successful Green Deal”, organised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the framework of the German Presidency of the EU Council. The event saw the participation of European Commissioner Thierry Breton, together with a series of high level speakers coming from the European and national institutions, business, the standardization community and civil society.

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