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.


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.


the infographic

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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