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Standardisation bodies

International Standardisation Bodies



International Standardization Organisation is an international multisectoral standardisation organisation active in all fields except the electrotechnical and the telecommunication field.



IEC International Electrotechnical Commission is an international organisation active in the electrotechnical area.



ITU International Telecommunication Union is an international organisation active in the telecommunications area. Link
SAE Standards Standards from Society of Automotive Engineers International are used to advance mobility engineering throughout the world. Link
European Standardisation Organisations

CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 33 European countries. CEN is

active in multiple sectors like chemistry, construction, consumer products, energy,

environment, food, healthcare, health and safety, heating-cooling-ventilation and air conditioning, information society, materials, mechanical engineering such as

machinery and pressure equipment, metrology, nanotechnology, security & defence,services, transport, etc.



CENELEC CENELEC is the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization and is responsible for standardization in the electrotechnical engineering field.



ETSI ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies.



National Standardisation Bodies of EU and EFTA countries are responsible for developing European consensus.
NEN NEN is a Dutch, non-profit organization who brings together interested parties to enter into jointly applicable agreements and facilitate their implementation. NEN also offers an access point for market players in international decision-making which enhances export power. Link
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung is the German national organization for standardization covering nearly every field of technology and is the German ISO member body. Link
BSI British Standards Institution is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services, and also supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses. Link
Other stakeholders involved in European standardisation
SBS Small Business Standards is a European non-profit association co-financed by the European Commission and EFTA Member States. Its goal is to represent and defend small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the standardisation process at European and international levels. Link
ANEC European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation, is an organisation promoting and defending the collective European consumer interest in the process of standardization, and in related fields such as conformity assessment, market surveillance and enforcement. ANEC also aims to influence legislation that makes reference to standards or standardization Link
ETUC The European Trade Union Confederation is the major trade union organisation representing workers at European level. And it coordinates the national and sectoral policies of its affiliates on social and economic matters, particularly in the framework of the EU institutional processes. Link
ECOS The European environmental citizens’ organisation for standardisation promotes and defends the environmental interests in the development of standards and European environmental policy of technical nature. Link

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