The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) carries out standardization work that covers all technical sectors, with the exception of the electrotechnical field. The role of this non-profit organization is to create European standards that promote the competitiveness of European industry worldwide and help create the European internal market.
The European Standards are codified with the letters EN (Europaische Norm) followed by a number according to the subject they are dealing with.
The national member committees of the CEN are the national standardization bodies of each country, all nations belonging to the European Union forming part of the full right. Spain is represented by AENOR.
The member countries are obliged to give the European Norms (EN) the status of national standards without modifying them. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references of these standards can be requested from the CEN Central Secretariat.
In the page “Equivalence of Standards” can be found by fields, an index of the most important EN Standards related to the metal sector and its equivalence with the ISI and UNE.
For more information on the European Standards see (CEN) see: