Belgian, European and international standards committees

The NBN is organising various Belgian standards committees and follows the latest developments in relevant domains. We do this together with our sector operators, who are out working in the field on a daily basis.

Overview of standards committees

In this document, you get an overview of all European, international and Belgian standards committees. You can also find the Belgian sector operator that follows up on them and also potential Belgian ‘mirror committees’ for European (CEN) or international (ISO) standards committees.

Would you like to contribute to the development of standards?

Then register as an expert for one or more standards committees.

Would you like more information first?

Then contact us at NBN and we will answer all of your questions.

Standards committees in the spotlight

Below we list a few standards committees for which we are looking for additional experts to join this year. This is both for committees that have recently been created and committees that are starting soon.


Circular economy

Sustainability expert, Mieke Pieters, summarises it well in her analysis of the ISO project regarding the circular economy: “The first international standards in this field will set the tone for a new economic era”. And in order to do this well, we need experts from various disciplines. So not only product designers and recycling or waste experts, but also professionals working on business models, logistics, change management, marketing, etc. As well as governments, NGOs and academics.

Would you like to share your expertise and know-how about the circular economy?


Public procurement

Public procurements represent a huge market within Europe. As much as 2 trillion EUR according to Eurostat. Within our single market, organisation can also take part in tenders from other EU countries. However, it turns out that only 4 % of public procurements cross national borders. The European Commission wants to do something about this with a new standard. Do you launch calls for tender or do you take part, audit or research the background processes, or do you actively fight corruption? Let your voice be heard.

Do you want to share your expertise and know-how about public procurements?


Biostimulants and fertilisers

Beata Cebere is an active member in the workgroups ‘CEN/TC 455 – Plant biostimulants’ and ‘CEN/TC 260 Fertilisers and liming materials’ by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). Therefore, she experiences the need for harmonised standards first hand. “There’s a lot at stake”, Beata Cebere says. “First of all, we need to ensure agronomic products, such as biostimulants, are safe. Then, if used well, these products can mean a breakthrough for agricultural efficiency and the circular economy. Needless to say, we welcome new experts to share their insights in the national committees that will influence the standardisation process.”

Help us shape the future of European agriculture

Join our Belgian standards committees for plant biostimulants and fertilisers.