EUROMET („European Collaboration on Measurement Standards“) was founded in 1987 on the basis of a „Memorandum of Understanding“. Its aim was the collaboration of the European metrology institutes in the area of measurement standards. BEV was a founding member of EUROMET.
In January 2007 EUROMET was registered as an association of public utility under German law and became EURAMET e.V. („European Association of National Metrology Institutes“). Its foundation as an association, and thus as a legal entity, was necessary to conclude contracts on research funding with the European Commission and other partners. All activities and responsibilities have been transferred from EUROMET to EURAMET e.V. with effect from 1 July 2007.
The objective of EURAMET e.V. is the promotion of science and research and the European cooperation in the field of metrology. This is carried out, in particular, through development and support of European-wide research cooperation in the field of metrology and measurement standards, especially within the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP),the coordination of the joint use of special metrological facilities and infrastructure of the members, the improvement of the efficiency of use of available resources to better meet metrological needs and to assure the traceability of national standards in Europe, as well as the performance of the tasks of a Regional Metrology Organisation with the objective of worldwide mutual recognition of national measurement standards and calibration and measurement certificates.
The EURAMET General Assembly is the „decision-making organ“ in which every member is represented. The chairpersons are the executive body, supported by the board of directors.
Matters of the EMRP are executed by the EMRP-steering committee.
The Projects are elaborated in twelve Technical Committees (TC), ten of which are in charge of a metrological subject, one TC is dedicated to interdisciplinary questions, and another TC is concerned with quality systems. EURAMET e.V. plays a decisive role in the implementation of the CIPM-MRA: organisation of regional key comparisons, examination of calibration and measurement capabilities as well as evaluation of quality systems.
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