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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

pfeil_transpFollowing 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.

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
Estonia  EVS EVS-EN-16234-1-2016 English  yes € 19,10
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
Switzerland  SNV SN EN-16234-1 German
CHF 119,00
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.


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