Standardisation in Practice: Towards a CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement

14 March 2024 10:00–11:30

Standardisation in Practice: Towards a CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement

Training Session 8
14 March 2024 | 10:00-11:30 CET




Standardisation is a valuable approach to enhance the recognition of research results, and many research projects strive to broaden the user network for their findings by actively participating in standardisation processes. In cases where no ongoing standardisation efforts are underway in a specific context of interest and a widespread impact is desired, especially across diverse sectors and stakeholders, establishing a CEN-CENELEC Workshop to formulate a CWA (CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement) can be a prudent choice. This method is the most expedient for developing standards, as it involves an ad hoc group, making it particularly well-suited for the outcomes of Research and Innovation (R&I). It can also serve as the initial step towards a future European standard (EN) or International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard.

This training session is designed to assist R&I projects in enhancing their understanding of the CEN-CENELEC Workshop and CWA. It addresses key questions such as how to initiate the CWA process, what prerequisites need to be met, and the required resources, and provides advice from experienced research projects.

Who should attend?

The training session is intended for the researchers who participate in EU-funded R&I projects and anyone interested in the basics of standardisation. 

Agenda: (in CET) Training Series

Training Session 8 (Joint training session)

Standardisation in practice: Towards a CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA)


Introduction & Welcome Note

Speaker: Ivana Mijatovic, Training Academy Lead, University of Belgrade (UoB)


How to plan and elaborate a CWA

Trainer: Fernando Utrilla, Head of the Research and Innovation Unit, Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE)

1st Mentimeter Session


Success Cases

  • Raquel Portela, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), coordinator of H2020 CHARISMA project
  • Javier López-Quiles, Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE), H2020 FORM-PLANET & TOUGHSTEEL projects 

2nd Mentimeter Session


Q&A and Closing Remarks





Standardisation in Practice: Towards a CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement