CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 33 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.
CENELEC is the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization and is responsible for standardization in the electrotechnical engineering field. CENELEC prepares voluntary standards, which help facilitate trade between countries, create new markets, cut compliance costs and support the development of a Single European Market.
Through the work of its members together with its experts, the industry federations and consumers, European Standards are created in order to encourage technological development, to ensure interoperability and to guarantee the safety and health of consumers and provide environmental protection.
E.D.S.F. participates in varies CEN / CEN-ELEC working groups (e. g. “Fire & Smoke”, Industrial doors ). Therefor E.D.S.F. is abled to influence the development of European Standards.
The European Commission is the executive of the European Union and promotes its general interest.
E.D.S.F. keeps frequent contact to Commission´s committees to ensure that safety requirements will be anhanced.