European Committee for Standardization European Committee for Standardization CEN _0f2d39dd-1009-4335-bfd0-6882f1905fcd To positively contribute, with CENELEC and ETSI, to the establishment of a new single European body to enhance Europe’s competitiveness globally and the welfare of its citizens; To be the leading system in Europe for developing standards and specifications (quality, cost effectiveness, timeliness). _9a0ae6f3-d553-4250-8bc3-943f404b4a6f Within the frame of the European Standardization System, to foster the European economy in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment, by: Further developing an efficient infrastructure for interested parties for the development, maintenance and distribution of coherent sets of standards and specifications; - flexibly tuned to market and society needs - in production times needed by the market - suitable for reference in legislation - able to serve as a basis for Conformity Assessment - based on openness, transparency, consensus and coherence Developing and offering products and services related directly and indirectly to standards and their use, to standardization and to related fields; Addressing the challenges resulting from technological trends (i.e. converging technologies, new and emerging technologies). _20e3d961-19ce-47bd-b3a1-f2538f2e064f European Standardization System Promoting the development of a coherent European Standardization System. _5b0a2bf1-58a7-44ba-a9c9-738905006934 1 INTENDED RESULT Taking into account the results of the work being developed in the framework of the project about the ‘Future Landscape of European Standardization’, the European Standardization System has to reflect changing business needs with a view to contributing to the competitiveness of European industry and supporting the goals of the Lisbon Agenda 2010. Major challenges are the globalization of markets and the convergence of technologies. Furthermore, European standardization has to meet the challenges of innovation and new and emerging technologies. European Standardization System Establishing the European Standardization System on the basis of stakeholder needs in close cooperation with CENELEC and ETSI _655a0d8a-6124-4c03-b46a-2112e0486ca1 1.1 ca643fd9-8082-475d-bc05-1ce4f8558291 cc5e30da-3702-4aee-affc-d93ec05d6cab Structures and Decision Processes Establishing effective structures and decision processes for better managing standardization projects in areas of converging technologies _aaac7a5b-1a4d-4454-8657-189ea4da0092 1.2 b2cd2522-3702-4c21-846b-a2775a4f5848 2e339975-6bb2-432d-b9a1-b2a7504d206c Business-like Approach and Marketing Strategy Ensuring a business-like approach within CEN, together with an effective marketing strategy, to strengthen the provision of services to customers and to improve the visibility of the CEN Standardization System. _05719a78-e7cd-4fbf-b610-ab050e34f626 2 INTENDED RESULT European industry and other stakeholders recognize, appreciate and rely upon CEN’s role of producing European Standards and other deliverables which support economic developments in Europe and the competitiveness of European industry. Planning Process Introducing a new planning process, including a Business Plan, based on customer needs. _62c74d89-13b7-4735-bab5-d952f7ed39ec 2.1 Securing, through an efficient organization of CMC and of the CEN Standardization System as a whole, the best quality standardization services and products within the CEN Standardization System and developing a sustainable system through which to lead standardization work within Europe by: - developing efficient tools and procedures for the professional management of all programmes and projects; - providing an efficient service for the EC/EFTA work programme, including Technical Assistance projects; - providing the best service to Members and stakeholders in terms of Conformity Assessment and Public Relations; - promoting quality management and ensuring continuous year on year improvement through the monitoring of Key Performance Indicators. f15dd17d-a238-430a-81ea-184bc6b80a1b f2522ba2-62eb-4dd5-846e-2cb53ef1e813 Standardization Activities Managing the core standardization activities _a8e78a04-dfdb-4d7e-a4b8-83fd2fe1e629 2.2 Managing the core standardization activities by: - delivering the full range of standards and products (European Standards (ENs), CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs),...); - making further efforts to reduce the delivery time for European Standards without jeopardizing the quality and the principles of standardization, taking into account different sector needs; - developing standardization in new areas, for example, services, civil defence, aeronautics, security, food, cosmetics, etc.; - ensuring efficient coordination between work on European Standards and CEN Workshop activities; - targeted promotion of CEN Workshops and Focus Groups in collaboration with the CEN Members; - optimizing the procedures for the maintenance and revision of European Standards. b104612d-9b25-4281-a68e-092e49dd09a3 8f76e0e1-e944-46cb-bc5e-8b07fba801d1 Financial Management Enhancing CMC’s financial management _926df69c-254f-4d19-9a1c-fd734bb7a007 2.3 Enhancing CMC’s financial management through: - efficient cost controlling and forecasting; - supporting the move from a budget-oriented to a business-focussed organization; - ensuring the efficient controlling and auditing of EC and EFTA projects and programmes in close contact with the CEN Members involved in the contracts. f85b4ee4-d5c0-49d9-a171-fa96bab482bf a9ed3932-141d-489b-98a3-2f909921daae CEN Governing Bodies Supporting the CEN governing bodies _572be27b-0082-40c8-aebe-8471bf2a4188 2.4 Supporting the CEN governing bodies by: - developing efficient tools and procedures to facilitate the decision-making processes; - optimizing the use of IT tools and data management. bacb3ce1-d8b5-4c10-a4a6-590549a89f2a b7afb3d5-5829-40e8-8cc1-07cfe49dc3af Marketing Plan Developing and implementing a marketing plan to improve the perception and awareness of standardization _dcb53dc4-ff39-492f-8c3c-3d30e0a32600 2.5 Developing and implementing a marketing plan to improve the perception and awareness of standardization by: - promoting the value of the European Standardization System to identified customers and target groups; - identifying and promoting success stories showing results achieved through standardization; - assessing the possibility of providing more information on European Standards to encourage further participation in technical work and promote interest in standards; - drafting standards as user-friendly as possible, with minimum implementation cost and procedural complexity; - developing a common toolkit for use by the CEN Standardization System, including key messages for identified target groups, an eLearning package, and promotional material; - promoting the benefits of standards at events and exhibitions; - maintaining an adequate infrastructure in terms of human resources at CMC which allows it to achieve its tasks. 99370534-be64-4ea4-9f44-e662b1c15386 190fc964-855e-4284-a0a5-be76c869cd63 Products and Services Providing customers with timely and market relevant products and services which meet their needs, whilst upholding the values of openness, transparency and consensus. _74bedd75-ac9b-4149-845a-55d3c42e246e 3 INTENDED RESULT CEN offers a clear, comprehensive and efficient set of procedures and IT tools to support technical work. Customers recognize and appreciate CEN as an excellent and responsive service provider that meets their needs and expectations. Standards Development Processs Reviewing the standards development process _b8a6581e-83cb-4559-983f-ed2ee5ec4c34 3.1 Reviewing the standards development process by: - improving CEN’s products for the benefit of its customers; - addressing customer requirements for a further reduction in the development time for European Standards; - optimizing the use of IT tools; - implementing measures to reduce the number of amendments and corrigenda. 1f277635-8352-468b-9df1-4b4fcd8a9add f6c9fe9c-9976-4fdb-a437-9169bcd91b49 Broader Access Assessing ways to broaden access to the standardization process _40864d82-b239-4b83-8bfc-2544499e873c 3.2 Assessing ways to broaden access to the standardization process by: - undertaking a study as to how the involvement of industry and other stakeholders in the stan-dardization process can be further improved; - assessing how this could be undertaken without jeopardizing the principle of national delegations. f8d7c2e3-c4a6-480c-aaea-0ffe51eb7190 03a04e7d-70ef-447d-9520-d19e9aa2643d Services Improving the services provided by CMC and CEN Members for technical bodies _8909dfb7-4a98-4263-9b30-34b9f8d9d3d0 3.3 8f82c1ed-b7f0-4cc9-b3fb-e8df7c88c1ba 6bd0fd24-ef91-4a21-affd-63933434c75e Rules and Procedures Promoting a better coherence of rules and procedures for standardization work _6c45de13-67ab-49b7-a4f5-73c941e17605 3.4 Promoting a better coherence of rules and procedures for standardization work (CEN, CENELEC, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)) through more unified user interfaces and procedures in standardization processes between regional and international bodies. b5acc429-e548-4d20-aed1-4bebf6f5486e 34f0e598-00b9-4bad-92cd-2011c97dd8cb National Implementation Processes Reviewing the processes of national implementation _9454070e-1fe8-49b5-b1c6-cc79becff447 3.5 Reviewing the processes of national implementation, taking into account the specific problems related to standards developed under the New Approach, with the aim of better synchronizing the different steps and procedures (national implementation, transitional periods, presumption of conformity). 130779de-9121-45c4-ab5e-f595b9390831 f9ae19fc-e46f-4ffb-a8aa-d7281cd252e8 Role of Sectors Reviewing the role of sectors in the CEN Standardization System _654aeada-d6e4-4ad7-a626-ff748b39bdad 3.6 Reviewing the role of sectors in the CEN Standardization System by: - developing new procedures for better involving sector interests in standardization management; - developing mechanisms for making better use of advice from sectors regarding matters of coordination and technical policy; - developing ways to attract new customers to CEN and to maintain their involvement; - developing procedures for addressing cross-sectoral needs. bbb810f1-e7eb-4c35-a893-67ece9eda1df e331d7a3-47e0-49d3-b06f-51b6c6329a5f Technical Board and Committee Management Group Reviewing the role of the CEN Technical Board (BT) and its Technical Committee Management Group (BT/TCMG) in view of improving the efficiency of decision-making processes _8084fd20-6f02-4f2f-bd5d-4d35df4a74fe 3.7 e1c80649-6bf5-44bb-a7c6-d6cb15ee30ac e57b207b-b60c-4b3d-a95e-8b6b4572a099 Stakeholder Needs Suggesting suitable mechanisms to accommodate the needs of stakeholders when taking decisions on technical policy _ae66e3a4-3a98-4693-b256-3f0451f81951 3.8 ed4586c1-0472-4be8-9667-83eef2cc68d7 7c7a193c-f483-4b7c-b32c-b5bcb26ad84c Standards Information Improving participation in CEN’s work by facilitating access to standards information _d70902b3-6342-4f27-acdf-a1a0eae551aa 3.9 Improving participation in CEN’s work by facilitating access to standards information by: - considering ways in which more visibility can be given to CEN’s work programme; - providing more information on European Standards, e.g. by making available the tables of content or the scopes of work. 73729697-1ac2-4476-8ac9-3ed37ae52bf3 3f6d51cb-9ec3-40de-9d92-8796f83174f3 Financing Securing stable financing for the CEN Standardization System and the CMC in order to enable CEN to concentrate on its primary objective of developing European Standards. _a91f2dcc-44a9-4c65-a6fc-2882bc014d2c 4 INTENDED RESULT A stable financing is secured, allowing CEN to conduct all standardization work and other activities that are requested by its stakeholders. The EC/EFTA funding is based on clear contracts, avoiding any ambiguity. The funding of CMC’s services for Members will mainly be funded by membership fees. Whenever possible, EC/EFTA funding should be provided in the form of procurement contracts. Appropriate Pricing Models Distinguishing between the CEN Standardization System, CMC service unit and CMC contracts and ensuring appropriate pricing models for different activities _0522a67a-6477-4ec4-b8f1-ad35d7795a39 4.1 Distinguishing between the CEN Standardization System, CMC service unit and CMC contracts and ensuring appropriate pricing models for different activities by: - ensuring that CMC contracts (services to the EC/EFTA) are covered by public funding; - together with CEN Members, ensuring stakeholders’ participation in resourcing and funding; - ensuring that the majority of funding for the CMC service unit (services to NSBs) is covered by membership fee contributions; - working with the EC/EFTA to change, wherever possible, the funding basis for activities from grant to procurement. 639fd673-a24f-493a-8439-093c518141f8 1a666976-25b0-494e-b2d8-e31a02a1cfa5 EC/EFTA Contributions Reducing, over a five-year period, dependence on the contribution of EC/EFTA to the CMC service unit _29a24660-4a4f-4217-a8c4-9b761f82a714 4.2 28cd78c8-165f-4ecf-81a2-07d43ce28293 46c6b736-6864-45b6-bf4b-1ecb58ac8733 European Legislation Ensuring that CEN’s views are taken into consideration in the development of European legislation related to the financing of standardization. _339b17c2-1eab-451f-b2d1-9c5495b6a60c 4.3 ceac352d-a8cb-43b7-baed-159b124db966 3d70a68a-6a54-4c75-9632-524d41b9c47a EC and EFTA Developing effective relations with the EC and EFTA in order to promote and reinforce the role of European standardization as a tool for supporting European policies and for simplifying legislation in Europe. _f79ad84f-8205-4e16-817d-b4fae87187ee 5 INTENDED RESULT EC and EFTA are well aware of the benefits of European standardization. They support the principle of co-regulation by making reference to European Standards in legislation or as an alternative to legislation. The European Standardization System is perceived as an equal partner, supporting the political initiatives for improving European competitiveness. EC Directorates General Developing relations with all appropriate EC Directorates General (DGs) _5deb15be-5add-479a-8b82-c05b4e69cb6b 5.1 Developing relations with all appropriate EC Directorates General (DGs) by: - strengthening relations with DG Enterprise & Industry; - developing and maintaining contacts with other DGs with a standardization dimension, for example, Environment (ENV), Transport and Energy (TREN), Information Society and Media (INFSO), EuropeAid Cooperation Office (AIDCO), Health and Consumer Protection (SANCO); - ensuring regular personal meetings at all levels; - participating in EC inter-service committees regrouping all services involved in standardization; - responding to EC documents, in particular those from the Senior Officials Group on Standardization (SOGS), and consultations. 89994862-476c-429e-bbb1-3720d2237642 126c5ae0-d8c0-4d75-b1c0-f2f4dd61f06b EFTA Secretariat Developing relations within the EFTA Secretariat _bebd9ec1-72a2-415c-99d6-1433cc1d4108 5.2 0ec53bb4-b145-4230-b12d-fe7268084396 7c7a8847-2e37-4484-9932-b5f7006188ac Regulatory Dialogues Participating in EC regulatory dialogues where standardization issues are at stake _819bf838-70d6-4895-b927-e84028717c2a 5.3 Participating in EC regulatory dialogues where standardization issues are at stake by: - providing input on discussions related to the New Approach directives and standardization issues; - developing contacts with other countries and regions and promoting the values and products of the European Standardization System. e13b07aa-b52c-4240-b732-ac0ef0e7aebf 94a27167-41bf-4de3-a3fd-35822ad52414 Technical Assistance Contracts Implementing the CEN policy relating to Technical Assistance contracts _c49441dc-1c73-4751-bbe9-d58e7dd9d241 5.4 236e5f33-848d-4045-b4d6-21cfd65f9bad 32b0ad4c-7588-4d1c-ad6b-3901bbd9ea7b Partner Standardization Bodies Facilitating the participation of Partner Standardization Bodies in CEN’s technical work _f352fd10-7495-4047-a2e7-e151abdca64e 5.5 fe403c1c-2c77-4649-901c-41a47245d6f0 6ba77bfd-777f-4a03-93ef-ad9829e426fe Regional Standardization Organizations Implementing Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Regional Standardization Organizations (RSOs) _9f0af0f6-88c5-41de-8cec-f7fd6e674829 5.6 Implementing Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Regional Standardization Organizations (RSOs) by: - working with the EC/EFTA in order to gain support to promote European standardization to those RSOs with whom CEN has signed agreements; - collaborating with CENELEC and ETSI in order to promote the European Standardization System in other regions; - promoting the participation of national authorities in the standardization process for ensuring coherence between legislation and European Standards; - supporting the EU’s better regulatory policy; - maintaining the broad legitimacy of European Standards by continuing to include societal stakeholders in the standardization process; - increasing the visibility of the European Standardization System and its products outside Europe. 1d599661-2f7a-4877-9ed0-2f2ce93c4904 ecf0b1a2-730e-451e-8a3f-8404a44babf3 Conformity Assessment Being the recognized provider of European Standards relating to Conformity Assessment and promoting a European mark of conformity. _67434e08-2b37-4374-a094-03f758fd296d 6 INTENDED RESULT CEN, in cooperation with CENELEC, provides a comprehensive range of European Standards and Guides for the implementation and recognition of good Conformity Assessment practices, suitable for all forms of first, second or third party involvement and evaluation, widely used by all interested parties. Furthermore, CEN promotes the use of the Keymark as the mark of conformity to European Standards. Conformity Assessment Standards Developing European Standards that are needed for supporting EC/EFTA policy for Conformity Assessment _02606009-24c1-4996-a08e-dcc8536068a2 6.1 a95504e3-0918-488c-97a3-a248f840425c 69eee503-ed94-4930-b517-d96f019c55a8 Visibility and Activities Improving CEN’s visibility and activities in the area of Conformity Assessment _2a2452b9-61a5-4a6b-b505-8671cd0de988 6.2 Improving CEN’s visibility and activities in the area of Conformity Assessment by: - developing the Keymark as the preferred mark of conformity to European Standards; - replacing gradually the CENCER Mark by the Keymark in order to strengthen the Keymark; - strengthening the concept of Mutual Recognition for the implementation of the principle ‘one standard, one test, one certificate’; - collaborating with CENELEC over Conformity Assessment issues and the Keymark. 7a122aea-195a-4294-991d-42dd1c117973 c2ff7f8c-7e34-498f-85a1-c92582b4cf44 European Forum Promoting the establishment of a European forum in which Conformity Assessment issues can be discussed _8a7499aa-bd9e-4e7c-8782-be8335bfee52 6.3 ae4d5c71-d7fc-40ec-833a-86246febac60 27a49e89-8c40-4b92-8acf-6182044be269 Corporate Governance Structures Reviewing the corporate governance structures with a view to facilitating the decision-making processes and ensuring effective policy making within CEN. _02eb169c-d16d-4ed2-9678-5b29e68a67c9 7 INTENDED RESULT CEN provides efficient, democratic and effective governing structures for facilitating the decision-making process and ensuring effective policy making, taking into account the requirements resulting from enlarged membership and the need for a closer involvement of industry and other stakeholders. Participation Ensuring the effective and democratic participation of all CEN National Members in CEN’s governance structures _08f52726-7e19-4c16-ac41-b6ee174e5a8b 7.1 Ensuring the effective and democratic participation of all CEN National Members in CEN’s governance structures by: - ensuring an effective induction into CEN for new Members; - promoting the CEN MemberFit programme in order to balance the needs and interests of new and old CEN Members; - redefining the scope of the CA Consultative Committees for External Policy and Financial Affairs to ensure they remain an effective tool in the decision-making process. f6e847f4-9fa7-468c-b1fa-5ee89befb0e8 8a6564e6-baf7-444b-9729-4e0dc168df53 Industry Involvement Ensuring a better involvement of industry and other stakeholders in CEN’s governance structures _87d93bf4-3058-46d1-8473-e35e6878a6b0 7.2 Ensuring a better involvement of industry and other stakeholders in CEN’s governance structures by: - developing mechanisms for consulting industry and other stakeholders on matters of standardization policy; - considering the possibility of establishing new mechanisms for gaining better advice from high-level representatives from industry and other stakeholders. ac25096e-c90e-42a5-8ee4-4392229975b0 1df434a7-b06a-400c-ac9d-05176c34ada7 International Partnerships Being open to partnerships for the efficient development of European Standards, ensuring a close collaboration with international partner organizations. _e773af90-78fa-49ce-8cd4-e7c21169605a 8 INTENDED RESULT CEN promotes close cooperation with ISO, as its international partner organization, with a view to avoiding duplication of work, making the best use of limited resources, and establishing a coherent set of standards. CEN proactively pursues the convergence of policies, procedures and best practice. International Standards Supporting proactively the development of International Standards _aee01dae-0544-4a85-ab94-e37431049162 8.1 Supporting proactively the development of International Standards by promoting the efficient use of the Vienna Agreement between CEN and ISO and the approach that standardization projects should be conducted together with ISO. 820282b0-0ed7-4325-90c0-951e04c13136 39425ffa-ed6a-41b6-83c9-9f009dd96d8f 2007-01-01 2010-12-31 2010-02-08 http://www.cen.eu/cenorm/aboutus/basic+information/strategy/censtrategy2011.pdf Arthur Colman (www.drybridge.com) colman@drybridge.com Submit error.