Getting involved 

A European standard is shaped by those who contribute to its development.

This is why your input can make the difference when drafting a standard.

"Participating in the development of standards enables us to network and gather information. We can learn what the standards will be for our customers and it gives us a commercial advantage in developing products to meet them." says Lennart Jansson, Managing Director of Firefly, Developer of commercial fire safety equipment with 50 employees, based in Örebro, Sweden.

There are several ways to get involved in the standardization process: download our 2019 Work Programme to see how.

At national level by contributing your expert knowledge

Have your say! National standards organizations allow you to give your views on standards being developed. Contact your national standards organization to find out more on online commenting tools. National standards organizations and trade federations offer support and training to those who wish to contribute to the development of standards.

At European level

Through European partners: broad-based European organisations, representing particular sectors of industry as well as consumers, environmentalists and workers.

The CEN BOSS and CENELEC BOSS (Business Operations Support Systems) gives information on processes and structures of European standardization.

The CEN and CENELEC Management Centre regularly organizes training sessions such as ‘StandarDays’ and information sessions on specific topics.

You can find further information about these activities on our website including specific brochures. Always check your national standardization organization's web site too as they may have publications in your national language.

The CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2019 provides an overview of the most significant standardization activities that will be implemented during 2019 in the different fields and sectors that CEN and CENELEC are dealing with, together with related activities.


At International level

  • Through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Through the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)