European Committee for Standardization

CEN Members

 

CEN's National Members are the National Standardization Bodies (NSBs) of the 28 European Union countries, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey plus three countries of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland). There is one member per country.


Membership Relations and Monitoring Committee (MRMC)

Since 2012, CEN and CENELEC have in place a voluntary assessment system on a set of criteria for membership which all their national members have to continuously fulfil in order to retain their CEN and/or CENELEC membership. The common membership criteria are set out in CEN/CENELEC Guide 20 - Guide on membership criteria of CEN and CENELEC. One of the main benefits of this system is that it also encourages the sharing and adoption of good practices among the members.

The coordination of the assessment system is ensured by The Membership Relations and Monitoring Committee (MRMC), whose Chair is an independent individual appointed for a four-year term by the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies. The main MRMC tasks include reviewing and accepting assessment reports, and follow up regarding the identified remedial actions in line with CEN-CENELEC Guide 20. The MRMC is also active in promoting a number of good practices of possible interest to the CEN and CENELEC communities. The MRMC reports to CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies through the Presidential Committee.


Standardization system in Europe

The standardization system in Europe is based on the national pillars, which are the National Standardization Bodies or the members of CEN. A National Standardization Body is the one stop shop for all stakeholders and is the main focal point of access to the concerted system, which comprises regional (European) and international (ISO) standardization. It is the responsibility of the CEN National Members to implement European Standards as national standards. The National Standardization Bodies distribute and sell the implemented European Standard and have to withdraw any conflicting national standards.


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CEN Members

Acronym
Country
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Organization
Website
ASI
Austria Austrian Standards Institute www.austrian-standards.at
NBN
Belgium Bureau de Normalisation/Bureau voor Normalisatie www.nbn.be
BDS
Bulgaria Bulgarian Institute for Standardization www.bds-bg.org
HZN
Croatia Croatian Standards Institute www.hzn.hr
CYS
Cyprus Cyprus Organization for Standardisation www.cys.org.cy
Czech Republic Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing www.unmz.cz
DS
Denmark Dansk Standard www.ds.dk
EVS
Estonia Estonian Centre for Standardisation www.evs.ee
SFS
Finland Suomen Standardisoimisliitto r.y. www.sfs.fi
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Standardization Institute of the Republic of Macedonia www.isrm.gov.mk
France Association Française de Normalisation www.afnor.org
DIN
Germany Deutsches Institut für Normung www.din.de
Greece National Quality Infrastructure System www.elot.gr
Hungary Hungarian Standards Institution www.mszt.hu
IST
Iceland Icelandic Standards www.stadlar.is
Ireland National Standards Authority of Ireland www.nsai.ie
UNI
Italy Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione www.uni.com
LVS
Latvia Latvian Standard Ltd. www.lvs.lv
LST
Lithuania Lithuanian Standards Board www.lsd.lt
Luxembourg Organisme Luxembourgeois de Normalisation www.portail-qualite.lu
Malta The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority www.mccaa.org.mt
NEN
Netherlands Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut www.nen.nl
SN
Norway Standards Norway www.standard.no/
PKN
Poland Polish Committee for Standardization www.pkn.pl
IPQ
Portugal Instituto Português da Qualidade www.ipq.pt
Romania Romanian Standards Association www.asro.ro
ISS
Serbia Institute for Standardization of Serbia www.iss.rs
Slovakia Slovak Office of Standards Metrology and Testing www.unms.sk
Slovenia Slovenian Institute for Standardization www.sist.si
UNE
Spain Asociación Española de Normalización www.une.org
SIS
Sweden Swedish Standards Institute www.sis.se
SNV
Switzerland Schweizerische Normen-Vereinigung www.snv.ch
TSE
Turkey Turkish Standards Institution www.tse.org.tr
BSI
United Kingdom British Standards Institution www.bsigroup.com