eBusiness is one of the main diverse area in the world economy change. The area is very wide including fields like eInvoice, eProcurement, eSignature or eTourism.

CEN-CENELEC standardization activities in the area is carried out via Technical Committees or Workshops.

CEN has launched on 9 September 2014 a new Project Committee (CEN/PC 434). The latter is in charge of developping standards in support of European Electronic Invoicing.


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Technical bodies and activities

CEN Technical Committees (CEN/TCs) are responsible for the programming and planning of the technical work in the form of a Business Plan, for the monitoring and the execution of the work in accordance with the agreed Business Plan and for the management of the standards making process, including the respect of CEN's policies and the consensus building amongst all interested parties represented through the CEN national members, the CEN Associates and the Affiliates.
CEN Technical Committees, which work is related to eBusinness:
  • CEN/TC 224 - Personal Identification, Electronic Signature and Cards
  • CEN/TC 225 - AIDC Technologies
  • CEN/TC 247 - Building Automation, Controls and Building Management
  • CEN/TC 251 - Health Informatics
  • CEN/TC 278 - Road transport and traffic telematics
  • CEN/TC 287 - Geographic Information
  • CEN/TC 294 - Communication systems for meters and remote reading of meters
  • CEN/TC 304 - Information and Communication Technologies - European Localization Requirements
  • CEN/TC 310 - Advanced Automation Technologies and their Applications
  • CEN/TC 365 - Project Committee - Internet Filtering.
  • CEN/TC 434 - Electronic Invoicing

eBusiness Coordination Group (eB CG)

The eBusiness Co-ordination Group (eB CG) is an advisory group of CEN. The Group will provide a focal point concerning eBusiness standardization issues.
It is one of the goals of this Group to take the outcome of existing processes and turn them into a coherent and well-maintained programme. The Group addresses (standardization) activities in topic areas such as:

  • uptake and adoption of standards;
  • relations and dependencies between (work programmes) of CEN groups active in the field of eBusiness;
  • translation of (business) requirements into (standardization) activities proposals.


A CEN-CENELEC Workshop is a flexible working platform, open to the participation of any company or organizsation, for rapid elaboration of consensus documents. A workshop is closed once it has issued its deliverables.

Current list of workshops per domain:

Banking software:

Generic approaches to facilitate business transactions:
Helping specific applications or specific sectors:

Cloud computing

Industrial technologies

European legislation and mandates