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CEN and CENELEC’s Work Programme 2021 is now available
The Work Programme 2021 gives an overview of the main standardization developments and strategic priority areas CEN and CENELEC are ready to implement in 2021 across 14 business sectors.
CEN and CENELEC identify lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEN and CENELEC community took a series of decisive actions in order to contribute to addressing the health crisis.
Highlights of the Cybersecurity Standardization Conference
The European Standards Organisations, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, joined forces with ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, to organise its annual conference virtually this year.
A new standard in preparation will allow for easier tracing of oil pollution
Under the leadership of NEN, the Dutch National Standardization Body, CEN/TC 19 started to improve the existing European standards for the identification of oil pollution in 2018.
The EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan
The European Commission released its new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) in support of the European Green Deal on 11 March 2020.
New CEN standard TS 17288 ‘The International Patient Summary: Guideline for European Implementation’
Two standards establishing an International Patient Summary, EN 17269:2019 and CEN/TS 17288:2020, were recently developed by CEN/TC 251 'Health informatics'.
EN 17444 on doping prevention: the first European standard to guarantee a safe sports nutrition market
In the spotlight
CEN is proud to announce the publication of EN 17444 “Doping prevention in sport - Good development and manufacturing practices aimed at preventing the presence of prohibited substances in food intended for sportspeople and food supplements”.
CEN and CENELEC will participate to a webinar on the Role of Standards in implementing Free Trade in Africa
On 15 February 2021, CEN and CENELEC will participate to the webinar “Africa Trading with Itself: Role of Standards and Technical Regulations in actualising Free Trade under the AfCFTA"
Standards, lifting the Single Market up!
The new versions of two of the most important European standards for lifts (EN 81-20:2020 and EN 81-50:2020) have just been published in the Official Journal of the EU, ensuring their harmonisation under the Lifts Directive.
CEN developed a series of new standards for hearing protectors
Personal Protective Equipment
Noise can be very harmful for our health: there is awareness that it does not only lead to hearing damage but can also cause other unwanted, and long lasting, negative effects (psychological and social problems, fatigue, cardiovascular problems…).