03-07-2018 The ability to make credible claims about the presence of GM cotton in (organically certified) textiles and garment based on globally accepted objective methods is an important component in strengthening the sector and serving the interest of industry and consumers. Acknowledging the industry’s need for clarity, ISO recently approved the proposal for an International Workshop Agreement (IWA) on a protocol for GMO screening in cotton and textiles.
19-06-2018 On June 7 to 8 the kick-off meeting of the BioMonitor project took place in Brussels. Eighteen European partners coming from public and private research institutions will work together with NEN to establish a sustainable data and modelling framework for the bioeconomy that is effective and robust for stakeholders to use in order to come up with up-to-date and relevant policies on emerging bio-based products.
24-04-2018 Feeding the world in the future requires that farmers thrive. A consensus based definition of a professional farmer organization will provide market actors, capacity builders, investors, donors, commodity certification schemes and regulators with a common language and understanding around characteristics of farmer organizations and needs for improvement. Stakeholders are invited to participate in the development of this definition.
11-04-2018 Newcomers will discover the world of European standardization and all participants will understand how standardization works. During StandarDays, you’ll receive a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System and of our (CEN and CENELEC) products and processes, as well as the benefits of stakeholder involvement.
06-04-2018 The climate is changing. Extreme weather events like drought, extreme shower and sand storms occur more often and with increased intensity. How can society arrange that in the design of buildings and installations these changes are being taken into account? NEN has mapped which information developers of standards need in order to make buildings and installations climate proof. The work has been carried out for Copernicus Climate Change Services, the major European research programme for climate change.
06-04-2018 GAS Analysis is the leading international event in the field of analysis of gases, presenting the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications. The 10th edition of GAS Analysis will take place in the Fokker Terminal in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 18 up to and including 20 June 2019.
02-02-2018 In December 2016, the NEN standards committee 'Fisheries and Aquaculture' started developing a Dutch standard for pulse fishing for flatfish. From 1 February to 1 May 2018, the draft standard NEN 7920 ‘Pulse fishing –Requirements for pulse wing and pulse trawl fishing for flatfish' will be published on the NEN website for comments.
15-12-2017 The last public call for tenderers to draft the 2nd generation of Structural Eurocodes (EN 1990 – EN 1999) is now open for submissions. This combined call covers Phases 3 and 4 of the planned work programme and invites leading experts to submit proposals to participate in the 26 Project Teams being formed or to participate as Technical Reviewer. Phase 3 of the work programme comprises 18 Project Teams and Phase 4 comprises 8 Project Teams.
14-12-2017 The Dutch pipeline transport sector (transport of natural gas, oil and other gases and liquids) has for decades worked by self-regulation on a system of standards in which own responsibility is central. The NEN 3650 series is the basis and covers the total life cycle of pipelines.
28-11-2017 The first product standard for bio-based materials was published on 1 November 2017. The European Commission, who financially supported the development, strongly motivates public procurers and industry to use this standard and its referenced test methods for biological content, sustainability and user information and labelling.