Technical Committee (or Subcommittee) Working Group


Group, established by a Technical Committee (TC) or Subcommittee (SC), that develops (a) draft deliverable(s) in the context of the scope and work programme of the parent body.
It works within clearly defined policy guidelines from its parent body. On completion of its task, the Working Group (WG) is disbanded by decision of the parent body.


Its parent body (TC or SC)


3.1 The WG drafts documents in accordance with the work specifications, guidelines and time schedule provided by the parent body and in accordance with CENELEC drafting rules.
NOTE: The framework provided by the parent body shall describe clearly the requested work, specifying exactly what is to be covered and what is not. In case of doubt, the Convenor shall ask for clarification from the parent body.

3.2 As required by the parent body, the WG is involved in the resolution of comments following the CENELEC approval procedure and, if necessary, updates the draft.

3.3 The WG provides technical advice to the parent body as required.


The WG members are individual experts.

  • They act in a personal capacity.
  • They commit to provide the group with the best advice based on their knowledge and expertise.
  • They inform the working group of any circumstance affecting the draft standards in development (risks, patents …).
  • They commit to abide by relevant CENELEC rules, in particular the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations.
  • The WG members are invited to keep close contact with the CENELEC National Committees of his/her home country. In particular, WG members are requested to be aware of national positions held at the parent body level.


  • A Convenor
  • Individual experts appointed by CENELEC National Committees
  • experts appointed by organizations having observers status in the parent body in accordance with CEN-CENELEC Guide 25, including representatives of the European Commission and EFTA;
  • CENELEC Affiliates and CENELEC Partner Standardization Bodies having observer status in the parent body.


6.1 The convenor is appointed by the parent body for a period of maximum 6 years, with possible successive extensions of 3 years

6.2 Individual technical experts are appointed as WG members by CENELEC National Committees or by organizations which have observer status in the parent body.
NOTE: experts confirm their national affiliation, appointing body, employer and sponsor (if the employer is not the sponsor) when signing the CENELEC List of Participants.

6.3 It is recommended that the WG is reasonably sized.


  • Working by correspondence
  • meetings when needed
  • remote meetings
  • circulation of documents solely by using the Collaboration Tool

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the WG Convenor/Secretary to upload the documents on the relevant folders .


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