The main goal of StandarDays is to give a clear and structured overview
of the European Standardization System, of the CEN and CENELEC products and
processes, as well as the benefits of involvement to potential stakeholders.
StandarDays is a two-day information session consisting of an
introductory plenary meeting, which explains the different aspects and tasks of
CEN and CENELEC (day 1) and interactive, in-depth workshops (day 2). This
structure gives participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the
overall European Standardization System (day 1) and then take advantage of the
CEN and CENELEC expertise to obtain further clarification and explanations (day
StandarDays are aimed at all actors interested in the European
standardization system: industry, consumers, administrations and government,
European institutions, research centres, national standards institutes,
The last StandarDays took place on 25 & 26 March 2014, at the
CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre in Brussels.
Presentations included, among others, an introduction to
standardisation by Isabel Quintana Soria, Director, Human Resources &
Quality; ‘Developing a European Standard -The process’ by Alexandre
della Faille de Leverghem, Programme Manager, Sustainability & Services,
Standards; ‘Standardization: a support tool to research projects under
Horizon 2020’ by Andreea Gulacsi, Unit Manager, Research Integration,
On 26th March, several workshops were organised, including one on the Product
certification in the single market & the Keymark held by Hoang Liauw,
Manager Conformity Assessment at CEN.