Confederation Europeenne de l'Immobilier European Confederation of Real Estate Agents

European StandarDays, 17 and 18th April 2012, Brussels

The European StandarDays of the Standard Institute CEN will be held in April 2012. After CEI has started the process to develop the European Standard for the Services of Real Estate Agents EN 15733, CEI welcomes all efforts to develop Standards for Professions and Services in Europe.

StandarDays give a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System, of the CEN and CENELEC products and processes, as well as the benefits of involvement to potential stakeholders. StandarDays is a two-day information session consisting of an introductory plenary meeting, which explains the different aspects and tasks of CEN and CENELEC (day 1) and interactive, in-depth workshops (day 2). This structure gives participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the overall European Standardization System (day 1) and then take advantage of the CEN and CENELEC expertise to obtain further clarification and explanations (day 2).

For whom

StandarDays are aimed at all actors interested in the European standardization system: industry, consumers, administrations and government, European institutions, research centres, national standards institutes, academia etc.


Participation is free of charge. Since there is a limited number of places, registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will close when the maximum number is reached.
Registration forms to participate in the next StandarDays, will be available soon. For more information on this event, please contact the CEN-CENELEC Communication Unit.

The Programme – first day, 17th April 2012: (source: www.cenelec.eu)

09:40 Everything you wanted to know about standardization but you were afraid to ask

Roll call conducted by Isabel Quintana Soria, Director Human Resources & Quality


Standards Matter – Bird’s Eye View on the European Standardization System

Jean-Paul Vetsuypens, Director Standards

11:00 – 11:15 Why and how to get involved in standardization – Different Solutions for Different Needs

Guido de Jongh, Programme Manager, Innovation

11:35 How to Get Started Part 1: Developing a European Standard – The Process

Ingrid Soetaert, Unit Manager, Industry, Technology & Infrastructure (IT&I), Standards

12:35 From the Praxis – European Standards and Business

Rob Fryatt, Chairman CEN/TC 404 ‘Project Committee – Services of pest management   Companies’, Senior Associate XENEX ASSOCIATES LTD

12:50 Questions & Answers
13:05 -14:00 Lunch
14:00 How to Get Started Part 2: Developing a Workshop Agreement

Alina Iatan, Programme Manager, Sustainability & Services, Standards

14:30 Bring your idea to the market – Standardization as a support tool to research  projects

Ségolène Martin, Programme Manager, Research Integration

14:50 Accommodating Societal Needs in Standardization: Access, Sustainability, Energy

Cinzia Missiroli, Unit Manager, Sustainability & Services, Standards