CENELEC is an association comprised of Members who are the National Electrotechnical Committees of European Countries. At the beginning of 2013, CENELEC membership encompassed 34 countries. In addition, 12 National Committees from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Northern Africa and the Middle-East participate in the work of CENELEC as Affiliates. CENELEC and its members are fully committed to cooperating with key organizations for the development of sound partnership relations aimed at meeting the scopes and missions of CENELEC. These partnerships are developed taking into account the complementary roles of each partner and the different levels at which such cooperation may take place, be it at national or European level.