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CEN-CENELEC General Assembly Meeting 2023

This year's General Assembly Meeting of the European organizations for standardization CEN and CENELEC, hosted by the Institute for Standardization of Serbia, is closing today. Over the course of four days, from 19 June till today, numerous meetings were held: first the Administrative Board meetings of these organizations, then Joint and individual Assemblies of CEN and CENELEC, as well as several bilateral talks.

About 200 delegates from 34 European countries attended this event, the most important for the European standardization community. For the first time, the meeting of representatives of all national standardization bodies of European countries was taking place in Serbia and also for the first time for 4 days.

The first two days, Monday and Tuesday, were reserved for the CEN and CENELEC Administrative Board members. About thirty of them were present at the Hotel Mona, while ten of them followed this session online. Wednesday and Thursday were scheduled for central events at the Hotel Metropol. In addition to the closed session for the leaders of all delegations, a joint session of all delegates was held, as well as separate sessions of CEN members and CENELEC members. A special part was represented by three panel debates, and at one of them, dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the single European market, the speaker was Mr. Nikola Mirković from the Sector for Product Safety and Quality, Ministry of Economy. The panel was also attended by Sanja Kekić, president of the ISACA association, Dušan Stokić, M.Sc., from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

ISS successfully organized this large and important event with the help of sponsors and organizations that participated as friends of the Institute. The gold sponsor was the professional association Cementna industrija Srbije, the bronze sponsors were the Accreditation Body of Serbia, DPC Networks and a.d. Electric grid of Serbia. The Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, Jugoinspekt d.o.o. acted as friends of the Institute. Belgrade, Institute for Materials Testing, Montprojekt d.o.o. and the companies Nexe and Eti B.