CENELEC is an association comprised of Members who are the National Electrotechnical Committees of European Countries. At the beginning of 2013, CENELEC membership encompassed 33 countries. In addition, 13 National Committees from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Northern Africa and the Middle-East participate in the work of CENELEC as Affiliates. CENELEC concludes also cooperation agreements with European associations and federations to which we give the status of 'cooperating partners'. We also offer a special partnership status to countries outside Europe called Partner Standardization Body (PSB). Since 2009, CENELEC developed the concept of Techncial Liaison Partnership for organisations active in rapidly evolving and innovative market segments.