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Getting involved in standardisation

Growing my understanding of standardisation

  • Discover the tools at my disposal
    The European Standardization Organisations CEN and CENELEC provide a range of supporting tools for societal stakeholders. These tools are publicly available online to understand why standards are relevant for consumers, and why consumers should be represented in standardisation.
    Visit CEN-CENELEC webpage about consumer interests
  • Participate in an introductory training on standardisation
    Every year, European standardisation bodies (CEN-CENELEC) organise the StandarDays, a two day information session aimed at newcomers to European standardization, as well as those who would like to understand the CEN and CENELEC systems better. StandarDays is organized once a year in April.
    Learn more and register to the next StandarDays online
  • Follow ’10-10′ webinars on the latest developments in standardization
    10-10 webinars are online training sessions organised by CEN-CENELEC to keep participants updated on latest developments and specific topics that could have a direct impact on technical work. The 10-10 webinars focus on the needs and interests of the CEN and CENELEC Technical Body Officers. However, all stakeholders are welcome to attend these sessions.
    Check the list of the next 10-10 webinars


Getting involved at national level

You are representing a non-governemental organisation (NGO) or an association of citizens? Your participation to the standardisation process is much welcome! If you don’t know where to start, make sure you grow your understanding of how standardisation works with the above resources and get to know what is going on at national level by:


Getting involved at European level

Many standardisation projects are also developed at European level where societal stakeholders are also involved. You can become an expert appointed by the societal organisations representing consumers (ANEC) to follow the work of specific Technical Committees.

Other civil society organisations, such as AGE Platform Europe (AGE) representing older persons and the European Disability Forum (EDF) representing persons with disabilities are cooperating with ANEC on many fronts. Do not hesitate to contact them for more information:

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