CEN's National Members are the National Standards Bodies (NSBs) of the 27 European Union countries, Croatia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey plus three countries of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland). There is one member per country.
The standardization system in Europe is based on the national pillars, which are the National Standardization Bodies or the members of CEN. A National Standards Body is the one stop shop for all stakeholders and is the main focal point of access to the concerted system, which comprises regional (European) and international (ISO) standardization.
The CEN Members have voting rights in the General Assembly and Administrative Board of CEN and they provide delegations to the Technical Board, which defines the work programme.
It is the responsibility of the CEN National Members to implement European Standards as national standards, which is unique in the world. The National Standards Bodies distribute and sell the implemented European Standard and have to withdraw any conflicting national standards.
To obtain European Standards, please contact one of our National Members listed on the left.