Affiliation with CEN is available to a National Standards Body, which is a member (or corresponding member) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which represents or has the ambition to represent all parties concerned in an evolving market industry. They belong to a
EU neighbouring country which has links with EU or EFTA in relation to technical scientific political and social conditions.
Affiliates may participate in the General Assembly and in technical bodies. They receive all technical and general documentation from CEN.
The details regarding this status are given in CEN/CENELEC Guide 12 - The concept of Affiliation with CEN and CENELEC.