CEN in figures 

Technical Bodies

At the start of 2018 CEN has 2134 Technical Bodies, whereof:

        • 330 CEN Technical Committees
        • 36 CEN Workshops
        • 45 Sub-Committees of CEN Technical Committees
        • 1529 CEN Working Groups
        • 18 CEN-CENELEC Technical Committees
        • 5 CEN-CENELEC Workshops
        • 21 CEN-CENELEC Working Groups
        • 4 CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Technical Committees
        • 11 CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Working Groups

Published European standards and other CEN deliverables

In 2017, CEN produced 1164 documents:

  • 1052 European Standards (ENs)
  • 34 Technical Specifications (TSs)
  • 68 Technical Reports (TRs)
  • 6 CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs)
  • 4 CEN Guides (CGs)


The total number of living documents at the end of December 2017 is 16 651 and consists of:

  • 15 021  European Standards (ENs)
  • 31 European Prestandards (ENVs)
  • 517 Technical Specifications (TSs)
  • 87 CEN Reports (CRs)
  • 505 Technical Reports (TRs)
  • 450 CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs)
  • 40 CEN Guides (CGs)

3 625 documents were in preparation at the end of 2017.

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.