A CEN Workshop agreement (CWA) is a document published by CEN in at least one of the CEN three official languages.
A CWA is an agreement developed and approved in a CEN Workshop; the latter is open to the direct participation of anyone with an interest in the development of the agreement. There is no geographical limit on participation; hence, participants may be from outside Europe. The development of a CWA is fast and flexible, on average between 10-12 months.
A CWA does not have the status of a European Standard, it involves no obligation at national level and conflicting national normative documents may remain.
A CWA may not conflict with a European Standard; if a conflicting EN is subsequently published, the CWA shall be withdrawn.