Regional level

European Standards Organisations

European Standards Organisations develop standards over the European continent, under this name operate the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). These organisations cover the soon-to-be 28 European Union member states and includes states from the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) plus Macedonia and Turkey. Transposition of CEN/CENELEC standards into national standards is mandatory to the member states of these regional standards organisations.

European Committee for Standardisation (CEN)

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) established a Technical Committee devoted to Nanotechnologies (CEN/TC 352 'Nanotechnologies') in 2005. CEN/TC 352 is currently under the secretary of the French Standardisation Agency (AFNOR) has three Working Groups:

  • WG1 Measurement, characterization and performance evaluation
  • WG2 Commercial and other stakeholder aspects 
  • WG3 Health, safety and environmental aspects

You can follow this link to the full catalogue of published standards of CEN/TC 352 and this link to the current standards under development.

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)

The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) focuses on electrotechnical matters. CLC/SR 113 is CENELEC's technical body on "Nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronics products and systems".


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Visit NIA at EuroNanoForum 2017

NIA will hold a stand at the EuroNanoForum 2017 on 21-23 June, in Valetta, Malta. Over the three days of the European conference, NIA will share the stand in the EuroNanoForum exhibition jointly with University of Leeds, INERIS,Tutech and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE).

The stand will hold discussion groups, workshops and other activities including a showcasing of industry developments in new sectors, safe-by-design  tools and uptakes and regulatory advice.

EU Project EC4SafeNano launches with a Survey on Needs and Priorities

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NIA launches Regulatory Digest

6 April saw the launch of NIA's new regulatory service to Members, a monthly Regulatory Digest.  This newsletter will provide an ongoing review of regulatory changes and processes relevant to NIA members, activities from NIA within those processes and support available to Members.

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