CEN produces a set of deliverables - differing in the levels of transparency, consensus and approval required before issue – offering a flexible means to meet market needs for technical requirements and information. Amongst these, the European Standard (EN) is the major deliverable, besides which CEN produces other publications with different objectives, such as the Technical Specification (CEN/TS), the CEN Workshop Agreement, the Technical Report (CEN/TR), and the CEN Guide.
The production processes for the various CEN deliverables are accessible via the index on the left.
Further details on the CEN deliverables and the needs which each of them meets, are summarised in the guidance document ‘CEN Deliverables’.
Particular aspects to be taken into account when drafting European Standards