A harmonised Single Market

Creating value for Europe while offering a cost-efficient and easier way to show product compliance with Union Law



A gateway for SMEs to the Single Market


Cooperation of
different stakeholders

The European Standardization System (ESS) is a unique system that
includes ALL actors:

  • Industry & SME

  • Consumer Organizations

  • Societal Stakeholders

  • Policy Makers 


Economic Growth

Studies have confirmed a 38% of growth in productivity for Nordic countries. 

16.77 billion EUR contributed every year to the economy of Germany.  

Tradition of
Working Together

Under Regulation 1025/2012 on European Standardization:

Our public-private partnership clarifies the role in which standards assist the delivery of EU public policies. 

What is a harmonised standard (hEN)?

Today, about 25% of all European standards are harmonised.

Once their reference is cited in the official journal of the EU, all users benefit from the presumption of conformity with EU legislation.

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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