A strong EU Single Market means a strong and competitive Europe globally. Since the establishment of the Single Market in 1993, European standardization has proven its value in contributing to the growth and development of Europe, reducing barriers to trade and fostering harmonisation among Member States, while meeting consumer expectations regarding the safety and the quality of the goods and services they purchase.   
Cooperation of 
different stakeholders
Tradition of working together

CEN and CENELEC aim to ensure that their standards address all the possible hazards that products may pose to their youngest users. Standardization plays a significant role in improving the safety of products that are intended for use by or with children, and in the care of children.


CEN and CENELEC standards define good practice for Europe, representing the pan-European consensus of broad and representative stakeholder communities. These experts codify their knowledge through an independent, inclusive and transparent system.

The resulting standards, for voluntary use, reflect the current technological state of the art, are future-proofed, and integrate seamlessly with international standards.

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