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Participate in IWA for professional farmer organizations

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.

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StandarDays 2018 on 3 and 4 May in Brussels

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.

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Make buildings and infrastructures climate proof using data about future climate

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.

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Meet world’s leading experts on gas analysis at 10th edition of GAS Analysis

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.

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Dutch draft standard for Pulse Fishing published for comments

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.

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Last tender process launched for the Evolution of the Structural Eurocodes Phases 3 and 4

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.

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English version of the NEN 3650 series for pipeline systems has been published

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.

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Product standard for bio-based solvents published

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.

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New Managing Director for NEN

23-11-2017 Rik van Terwisga (60), Msc, will join NEN as its new Managing Director on January 1, 2018. He will replace Piet-Hein Daverveldt, who has been at the helm of the NEN organization for the last five years.

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Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

16-11-2017 On the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day, EuropaBio calls for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic growth. “To achieve this, the revision must put in place a coherent and holistic policy and financial framework to support access to sustainably produced biomass, foster investments and further develop the market for bio-based products”, said Joanna Dupont Inglis, EuropaBio’s Director for Industrial Biotech and Cross-Sector Strategy.

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