International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
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The European Standardization System provides you with a trustworthy platform on which you can build your innovations.


The European Standards Organisations (ESOs) strive to identify and anticipate technological needs. The close cooperation between the three ESOs addresses cross-sectoral standardization and provides a system approach to new areas of standardization. Indeed, standardization channels innovation thereby increasing industry's competitiveness, bringing new export opportunities and economic growth and hence contributes to the recovery of Europe's economy.


CEN and CENELEC are enhancing their links with Research & Development (R&D) in order to reinforce the role of standards as a tool for market penetration of R&D results through the development of an integrated strategy, better promotion of the benefits of standardization to relevant R&D partners, and active involvement in EU-funded research and innovation projects.


Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are at the heart of innovation in Europe and European standardization commits to secure and boost their growth through the dissemination of innovative technology in Europe.