This paper presents the CEN Workshop "Multilingual Catalogue strategies for eCommerce and eBusiness" (CEN/ISSS Workshop eCAT). The eCAT Workshop aims at formulating a strategy for establishing a harmonised methodology for multilingual e-catalogues, and for implementing this methodology in a future full scale project on e-catalogues. The Workshop will not only lay the basis for a future implementation of a harmonised methodology for multilingual e-catalogues, but will also take into account the need for training experts and raise awareness on the sub-ject. These are key issues for the future to help enable a high percentage of SMEs to become successful in e-commerce world-wide. The Workshop will closely cooperate with other initiatives in the field, including EU-funded RTD-projects - thus bundling experiences and competences from the private and public sectors.