Drafting of European Standards up to Enquiry stage 

This page specifies the actions required to draft a European Standard (EN) in accordance with the existing rules and plans, and to deliver it to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC).


1.1 The working document is drafted in one of the CENELEC official languages.

1.2 The Technical Body (TB) Secretary circulates through the CENELEC Committee Internal Voting (CIV) platform at least one version of the working document to the Technical Body for comments. This Secretariat Enquiry is launched for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 3 months, depending on the subject and the discretion of the Technical Body.

1.3 In addition, the TB Secretary sends the working document, together with a completed 'Transmission Notice', via e-mail to CCMC (production@cencenelec.eu) for registration as First Working Draft (stage code 20.60).

1.4 During the Secretariat Enquiry, National members are encouraged to carefully study the texts and submit all pertinent comments via the CIV platform using the common commenting template.

1.5 Secretariat Enquiry may be repeated considering the comments received.

1.6 The Technical Body, supported by the WG and the Editing Committee if any, finalizes the working document  in accordance with the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations – Part 3.  The Technical Body decides that the working document is ready for the CENELEC Enquiry. The Technical Body Secretary sends the document to CCMC together with the Transmission notice.

See also process 'CENELEC Enquiry'.