15th CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting - General Assemblies 

The CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting is this year in Bucharest, and we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to ASRO, our Romanian member, for kindly offering to host our yearly gathering in June.

The CEN General Assembly and the CENELEC General Assembly are strictly statutory. The common session of the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies will offer the opportunity to report on and discuss key strategic, policy and technical matters related to European standardization.

The final thought-provoking debate will discuss ‘Cybersecurity and Standardization’. The digital transformation of our industry, our organizations and our lives offers many opportunities and benefits, but being more interconnected also increases the risk of sophisticated cyber-threats and attacks. For this reason, the EU needs more robust and effective structures to ensure strong cyber resilience and the ability to respond effectively to cyber-attacks.Cybersecurity becomes increasingly relevant to all industry sectors. The security of information and communication systems is an area of increasing concern, for public authorities, private companies as well as consumers. While this shift opens up opportunities, it also creates threats to operational safety, robustness and resilience. 

In this context, the 'EU Cybersecurity Act', intends, among others, to establish a common European cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products, systems and services. Standardization will play an important role in the new framework defined by the Cybersecurity Act.

Participation: for the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies is by invitation only

While in Bucharest, do not miss out the high-level conference on European Standardization ‘Standards Advance and Deepen the Single Market’, organised in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the European Council by the Romanian Ministry of Economy and the Romanian National Standards Body – ASRO on 7 June in the Palace of Parliament. This conference will mark the official conclusion of the ‘Joint Initiative on Standardisation’ (JIS) and will highlight its major results and deliverables.

Participation: is free of charge but registration and accreditation are obligatory.