Introducing the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) & CEN TC 312


CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 34 European countries.

CEN is one of three European Standardization Organizations (together with CENELEC and ETSI) that have been officially recognized by the European Union and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as being responsible for developing and defining voluntary standards at European level.

CEN provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical documents in relation to various kinds of products, materials, services and processes.

CEN supports standardization activities in relation to a wide range of fields and sectors including: air and space, chemicals, construction, consumer products, defence and security, energy, the environment, food and feed, health and safety, healthcare, ICT, machinery, materials, pressure equipment, services, smart living, transport and packaging.

CEN also develops via its technical committee on “Thermal solar systems and components” (CEN TC 312) the European Standards for solar thermal systems.

The Solar Keymark is a CEN/CENELEC European mark scheme managed by the Solar Keymark Network.

If you have any questions related to CEN, please contact Vassiliki Drosou the contact point for the CEN TC 312.

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