For the sixth time, NBN organised its Thank You Event on Thanksgiving Day. At Bozar in Brussels, four Belgian experts and 1 NBN partner were given extra credit during this festive evening.

The European Commission adopted the standardization request in support of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) on April 14, 2021. It was accepted by the European standardization bodies, CEN and Cenelec on May 12, becoming fully applicable following the delivery of a joint work program on May 28, 2021.

14 October 2021 - World Standards Day: CEN TC 248/WG 39 ‘Circular Economy for textile products & the textile chain’ develops common rules for circularity, that avoid greenwashing and by creating a level playing field for all producers in the textile industry.

How do you balance opportunity and risk? ISO 56002 enables creative collaboration to flourish.

According to an inspection campaign conducted by the FPS Economy in Belgium in 2020, nearly four in five children's clothing items that were examined did not comply with safety regulations.

During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAMHP took a number of exceptional measures to guarantee sufficient availability of surgical mask that meet the minimum quality requirements for use as medical devices. These exceptional measures will be lifted on 1 February 2021.

The VUB carried out an independent market study on behalf of the NBN on the impact of standards on our economy.

CEN and CENELEC affirm their belief that European standardization can and should represent a reliable solution to counter the unexpected fragmentation of the Single Market, which appears to be one of the main economic effects of the ongoing crisis.