CEN in figures 

Technical Bodies

At the start of 2016 CEN has 2144 Technical Bodies, whereof:

        • 314 CEN Technical Committees
        • 39 CEN Workshops
        • 45 Sub-committees of CEN Technical Committees
        • 1497 CEN Working Groups
        • 20 CEN-CENELEC Technical Committees
        • 3 CEN-CENELEC Workshops
        • 9 CEN-CENELEC Working Groups
        • 3 CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Technical Committees
        • 1 CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Working Groups

Published European standards and other CEN deliverables

In 2016, CEN produced 1135 documents:

  • 907 European Standards (ENs)
  • 43  Technical Specifications (TSs)
  • 39  Technical Reports (TRs)
  • 141 CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs)
  • 5 CGs - CEN Guides (CGs)


The total number of living documents at the end of December 2016 is 15.985 and consists of:

  • 14 739  European Standards (ENs)
  • 34 European Prestandards (ENVs)
  • 513 Technical Specifications (TSs)
  • 88 CEN Reports (CR)
  • 448 Technical Reports (TRs)
  • 475 CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs)
  • 38 CEN Guides (CGs)

3701 documents were in preparation at the end of 2016.

Latest update on Technical Bodies and Standards

Find the latest information on Technical Bodies and Standards evolution and forecast.

The outcomes of CEN and CENELEC activities are presented in the CEN-CENELEC statistical pack.
The quarterly reporting package covers:

(1) standards publications
(2) work programme
(3) development timeframe
(4) international relations
(5) relations to EU legislation.