Who develops European Standards? 

CEN's 34 National Members work together to develop European Standards and other deliverables in a large number of sectors to help build the European internal market in goods and services, removing barriers to trade and strengthening Europe's position in the global economy.

More than 50.000 technical experts from industry, associations, public administrations, academia, and societal organizations are involved in the CEN network that reaches over 600 million people.

We work in a decentralized way. Our members – the National Standardization Bodies (NSBs) of the EU and EFTA countries – operate the technical groups that draw up the standards; the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC) in Brussels manages and coordinates this system.