The European standards bodies, CEN and CENELEC, have published their new 2030 Strategy, whose aim is to help the European Union (EU) overcome the major challenges it faces this decade, with a focus on digital transformation and ecological transition.
This high-level document with a vision for the future will help guide and shape the work of European standards organizations and their 44 members in 34 countries, including the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, for Spain.
Through the new Strategy, CEN and CENELEC aim to "build a safer, more sustainable and competitive Europe through European and international standards". To achieve this, organizations have set as their mission: "through our stakeholder networks, we create consensual standards to generate confidence, meet market requirements, allow market access and innovations for a better, safer and sustainable Europe."
Strategy 2030 sets out a series of five goals that will guide CEN and CENELEC's actions in the next decade:
The Council of the European Union (EU) has underlined the essential role of standardisation in advancing the current economic recovery of Europe and in achieving a more competitive industry and an effective functioning of the single market.