Workshop 

1 ROLE/DEFINITION

Production of specifications known as CEN Workshop Agreements (CWA).
Workshops are particularly relevant in emerging or rapidly-changing technologies that require quickly-developed specifications or results of research projects.

2 REPORTS TO

The CEN/CENELEC Member holding the Secretariat

3 RESPONSIBILITIES

To develop and adopt reference documents that reflect an agreement between the participants.

4 COMPOSITION

Direct participation of anyone having a direct interest, including non-Europeans.

5 METHOD OF APPOINTMENT/REVIEW

5.1 New Workshops may be proposed by any company, group of companies, association, consortia, CEN-CENELEC Members, or by anyone having an interest.
The request shall be submitted to CCMC, either directly or via one of the CEN-CENELEC Members.

5.2 The CEN Members and other interested parties are informed of the proposal (Project Plan) to establish a Workshop which is made publicly accessible through the CEN Web site, with a minimum of 30 days for comments.

5.3 Depending on the self-assessment included in CEN-CENELEC Guide 29 Annex A, the draft Project Plan might need to be submitted to the Technical Board, for review within 4 weeks and no information is circulated with regard to a kick-off meeting date.

  • If no concerns are raised by any of the BT members, the kick-off meeting date is announced and the Project Plan is posted on the CEN Web site for 30 days.
  • If concerns are raised, CCMC shall deal with the concerns with the relevant BT member, the proposed Secretariat and the Workshop proposers within 2 weeks. If no solution is found, the issue shall be put to the attention of the CEN/BT for decision.

5.4 The Workshop is officially established upon the approval of its Project Plan during a kick-off meeting.

5.5 The Workshop Secretariat is allocated to a CEN-CENELEC Member on condition that it has signed the Service Contract with CEN-CENELEC.

5.6 At the kick-off meeting the workshop participants decide on the chairmanship.

6 MODE OF WORKING

6.1 Kick-off meeting, other Workshop Plenary meetings as needed.

6.2 Approval by agreement of registered Workshop participants on final text of the CWA.

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