The General Assemblies of CEN and CENELEC have overwhelmingly agreed to revise the membership arrangements in their statutes. With a new category of full membership overcoming the UK’s departure from the EU, the compatibility of standards across Europe is safeguarded. Euralarm welcomes the new agreement as it will support access for businesses to the European market.
Euralarm has welcomed its first associate member: Kiwa, a trusted and proven partner in the field of fire safety and security. The autonomous global company is specialized in testing, inspection, certification, training and consultancy services.
The Covid-19 pandemic has an enormous impact on the European industry. It requires them to focus all resources on the immediate challenges of the recovery from the crisis. Therefore Orgalim together with Euralarm and other associations sent a letter to European President van der Leyen requesting to review the prioritisation of the Commission work in 2020 in light of Covid-19.
The COVID-19 crisis causes a burden for companies that have to finish their testing and certification programs because of standards that will be superseded. Euralarm therefore urges to postpone the end date of the co-existence period of the EN 60950-1:2006 and EN 60065 with nine months.
Euralarm has presented its Priorities and Challenges 2019-2024. 'Working together for a safer and more secure future' is the name of the document that describes areas of cooperation to achieve a safer and more secure society for Europe and build an industry that contributes to sustainable growth in Europe.