Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 9.30am-10.30am CET (Brussels time), online

ANEC is delighted to offer you the opportunity to join a new webinar, to learn about the  ‘Inclusiveness of Civil Society Stakeholders in the new AI Standards’.

In case you have not already registered, please accept this polite reminder to register here to attend.

The webinar will take place at 9.30am-10.30am on Wednesday 11 October.

AI Standards have been requested by the European Commission and are starting to be developed in CEN-CENELEC.

The JTC21 WG1 ‘Task Group on Inclusiveness’ has been established to ensure that more civil society interests are represented in the shaping of the AI standards.

The process is moving quickly and now is the time to be informed, to know what the expectations are of civil society stakeholders, to be able to make the most of this valuable opportunity and ensure that more voices are heard.

We are delighted to have 3 speakers to bring you up to speed in this 1hr webinar. We will be joined by the CEN-CENELEC JTC 21 WG1 Chair of the Task Group on Inclusiveness, the European Commission AI Policy Development & Coordination representative and ANEC’s Deputy-Director General.

This ANEC webinar will,

- provide a brief summary of the European Commission’s AI Standardisation Request (SReq),

- share the key points of interest for civil society stakeholders in CEN-CENELEC’s reply to the AI SReq,

- explain what the new ‘Task Group on Inclusiveness’ is and what it wants to achieve.

- provide a status update of the progress achieved so far and what the next concrete actions will be.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange points of view in an interactive manner.

This webinar is organised by ANEC with the kind support of the European AI Fund.

We look forward to seeing you on 11th October.

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 14:00 CET (Brussels time), online

We are pleased to invite you to an ANEC/DIN Consumer Council webinar "Consumer security knowledge and behaviour in the digital space: how can standards raise the bar of cybersecurity and resilience?"

‘How are consumers coping with cybersecurity challenges? Which behaviour do they have in the digital space? And how can standards support consumer security?

Join us on 4 April from 14h to 15h CET to discover the results of the study commissioned by the DIN Consumer Council (DIN-VR) aimed to survey consumer knowledge and behaviour with regard to online security, as well as requirements and wishes for further development of framework conditions and support measures such as standards.

After an introduction by ANEC Deputy Director Chiara Giovannini, Dr. Alexander Goschew, Project Manager at DIN – Consumer Council, will present the survey results and will discuss the policy and standardisation recommendations: do consumers find it easy to protect their security? What is the role of standards in ensuring that the Cyber Resilience Act level of protection is upheld?

The results of the study can be found at the following link: (Executive summary in English).

Please register at the following link: Upon registration you will immediately receive the Zoom login details.

We look forward to having you join us!

Monday, 3 March 2023, 10:30 AM CET (Brussels time), online

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming ANEC – ETUC Webinar on the “Future of social responsibility - how can standards help?”, taking place on 6 March at 10h30 (CET) via Microsoft Teams. Please register your participation via this Doodle poll before 1 March to receive a link to join.

Professor Malcolm Fisk, ANEC Representative and Project Team Chair on Social responsibility, will guide us through the development and conclusion of the CWA 17895:2022 ‘Future of Social Responsibility’ and the lessons learnt for ANEC. Ornella Cilona from ETUC, representing the trade unions perspective will also join our debate adding further updates on the legislative and international developments in ISO.

We look forward to having you join us!

Thursday, 19 January 2023, 10:00 CET (Brussels time), Zoom

On 19 January 2023, ANEC and EDF, together with the EDF member Ukrainian National Assembly of People with Disabilities will hold a webinar "Accessibility Standards for the Built Environment". The webinar will be interpreted into Ukrainian. In Part 1, Monika Klenovec, Architect, Access Consultant and Project Team Leader for EN 17210, member of CEN-CLC JTC 11 responsible for EN 17210 etc, will present the EN 17210 and its Technical Reports on the accessibility and usability of the built environment. In Part 2- Isabella Steffan, Architect and Ergonomist, member of the TCs responsible for EN 81-70 and EN 17210, will present the EN 81-70 on accessibility of lifts for persons with disabilities.

For more info in Ukrainian:

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 11:00 CET (Brussels time), Zoom

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We would like to kindly invite you to the ANEC webinar ‘Standards and the AI Act: What impact can AI standards have and how to influence them?’, taking place on 15 December 2022, from 11h to 12h30 CET.

This webinar is organised by ANEC with the support of the European AI Fund.

AI is likely to profoundly affect our lives. Now is the time to learn about this technology, its future regulation and which role standards will play in it so that we are all better prepared to deal with it and increase our capacity building.

After hearing from ANEC AI expert Peter Eisenegger about the impact of AI on our lives, Laurens Hernalsteen, CEN-CENELEC Project Manager in charge of AI will present about the role of standards in the AI Act and update about the draft standardisation request on AI. Chiara Giovannini, ANEC Deputy Director General, will conclude with advice on how to influence the future AI standards.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange points of views in an interactive manner.

To register for the webinar (by 15 December), please follow the link:

We look forward to having you join us!