On 22 and 23 September 2010 CEOC International participated in the CEN-CENELEC StandarDays, a yearly 2-day conference organised by the European standard-setting bodies in Brussels.
Standards can improve our quality of life, said Mrs Elena Santiago Cid, Director-General CEN-CENELEC, in her welcome address. She called for active participation of all stakeholders in the standard-setting process. The ultimate objective should be to globally improve the safety and performance of products, buildings, environmental measures etc. In this connection, a special eye should be kept on vulnerable groups such as children and disabled. The overall benefit of a well-functioning standard-setting system would be to increase the competitiveness of the European economy.
Presentations included, among others, an overview of the European standardisation system by Jean-Paul Vetsuypens, Director Standardization, explanations about how to get involved in standardisation by Andreea Gulacsi, Programme Manager Innovation, and the description of the concrete development of a European Standard by Ashok Ganesh, Unit Manager Standards.
On 23 September, several workshops were organised, including one on the “Keymark” held by Hoang Liauw, Manager Conformity Assessment at CEN and member of the Joint CEOC-EUROLAB Committee on Product Testing and Certification (“JTCPTC”).