P26 - Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR) - France


Key contact persons: Mr. Horacio Hormazabal, Mrs. Nathalie Geslin

AFNOR is a non-profit association under French law and a National member of the three officially-recognized European Standardization Organizations (i.e., CEN – European Committee for Standardization; CENELEC – European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization; and ETSI – European Telecommunications Standards Institute), as well as the International Standardization Organizations (i.e., ISO – International Organization for Standardization; IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission; and ITU – International Telecommunication Union). AFNOR is the second largest National Standards Body at European level and the third at International level. AFNOR aims to lead and coordinate the process of standards development and to promote the application of standards and has also experience in supporting R&D projects for pre-standardization actions (http://normalisation.afnor.org).

In IL TROVATORE, AFNOR follows activities related to the following technical committees (TCs): ISO/TC 206/WG 4 "Fine ceramics – Composites"; CEN/TC 184/SC 1 "Advanced technical ceramics – ceramic composites"; and ISO/TC 85 "Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection". Moreover, AFNOR will inform the Consortium of applicable current and emerging standards (roadmapping) and will also undertake exploitation activities, notably to analyse the project results for their potential development into standards (WP10).