For a better understanding of the standardization system, the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre provides education and training.
StandarDays are a two-day training session aimed at newcomers to European standardization, as well as those who would like to understand the CEN-CENELEC System better. StandarDays are organized twice a year and are free of charge.
The CEN Environmental Helpdesk organizes training aimed at stakeholders with an environmental background who are involved in European standardization (see 'Environmental training' and 'Environmental workshops').
The 'Hands on guides' are easy-to-read guides on standardization. They outline in a simplified way how the standardization process works and what needs to be taken into account when drafting standards.
'Education about standardization' has become a topic of interest following the publication of the 'Council conclusions on standardization and innovation' (Brussels, 25 September 2008). CEN and CENELEC, together with ETSI, have taken action and created a Joint Working Group at European level to improve overall awareness and exchange best practices on the topic.