Summary Description

CEN, the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation, Europäisches Komitee für Normung), is an international non-profit organization set up under Belgian law. Through its services, it provides a platform for the development of European Standards (ENs) and other consensus documents.

Aim & Objectives

  • removing trade barriers for European industry and consumers
  • to foster the European economy in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment.
  • the development of European Standards (ENs) and other consensus documents.

Further Information

URL http://www.cen.eu/cen/

Members

CEN has 31 National Members.

Important Regulations

  • Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information

in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services

  • Decision No 1673/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 on the financing of European standardisation