From a CEN Workshop Agreement to a European standard
Download the European e-Competence Framework CWA
The European e-Competence Framework 3.0 was published by CEN as CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 16234 in 2014. Document access for documentation purposes is free of charge and translations from English are available in French, German and Italian language.
Get the official e-CF EN 16234-1 standard
Following consultation of CEN member states, the e-CF 3.0 became a European standard and was published in 2016 officially as the European Norm EN 16234. This EN supersedes the CWA.
The original e-CF 3.0 CWA required minor modification to conform to a European standard format. However, the EN e-CF 3.0 e-Competences content and the overall framework structure remain identical to the original e-CF 3.0 CWA.
Where to buy the standard
The e-CF 3.0 European Norm EN 16234 publication can be acquired at the national sales points of the CEN member bodies, see below an example list.
|COUNTRY||NATIONAL BODY||DOCUMENT REFERENCE||LANGUAGE||PREVIEW||PRICE|
|Austria||Austrian Standards||OENORM EN 16234-1:2016-10-01||English||€ 196,88|
|Denmark||DS||DS/EN 16234-1:2016||English||yes||kr 742,00|
|France||AFNOR||NF EN-16234-1 Juillet 2016||French||€ 114,25|
|Finland||SFS||SFS-EN 16234-1:en||English||yes||€ 80,70|
|Germany||DIN||DIN EN 16234-1:2016-12||German||yes||€ 181,00|
|Ireland||NSAI||I.S. EN 16234-1:2016||English||yes||€ 100,80|
|Netherlands||NEN||NEN-EN 16234-1:2016||English||yes||€ 86,00|
|Slovenia||SIST||SIST EN 16234-1:2016||English||€ 84,00|
|Turkey||TSE||TS EN 16234-1||English||yes||€ 100,00|
|United Kingdom||BSI||BS EN 16234-1:2016||English||yes||£ 234,00|
The complete list of the CEN member bodies and EN 16234 (e-CF 3.0) national sales points can be found here.
What are the differences between the original e-CF 3.0 CWA published in 2014 and the e-CF 3.0 EN standard published in 2016?
The original e-CF 3.0 CWA required minor modification to conform to a European standard format.
- Introduction chapters were adapted to the EN predescribed editing format.
- A few surrounding descriptors were added to the e-Competences.
The EN e-CF 3.0 e-Competences and the overall framework structure however remain identical to the original e-CF 3.0 CWA content.