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STAIR-EMPIR: Joint initiative of CEN-CENELEC and EURAMET

NMIs and DIs can register now for kick-off meeting

Since several years CEN-CENELEC and EURAMET have a mutually beneficial cooperation. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) are together with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI, the officially recognized European Standardization Organizations.

To ensure the CEN-CENELEC and EURAMET co-operation on EMPIR projects, a dedicated group was created, called STAIR-EMPIR. STAIR stands for Standardization, Innovation and Research. The kick-off meeting of STAIR-EMPIR will take place on Thursday, 6 November 2014 in the CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre in Brussels.


World Metrology Day 2014

Measurements and the global energy challenge
May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide. The theme chosen for 2014 is Measurements and the global energy challenge.

To celebrate the World Metrology Day 2014 our Dutch member VSL ( explains how metrology helps finding solutions to meet the global energy challenge.
To see the video on its best, watch in full screen mode.

EP adopted new metrology research programme

The European Parliament has adopted the Innovation Investment Package with all its individual elements, including EMPIR. EMPIR is EURAMET's proposed European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research.

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Call 2013: Metrology for Energy and Environment

Finalisation of Evaluation Process
The evaluation process of the Stage 2 Call for Joint Researcher Project (JRP) proposals and Researcher Excellence Grant (REG) applications has been finalised. Following the Review Conference held in November, where external independent Referees evaluated and ranked the proposals, the EMRP Committee agreed on a final list of selected JRPs and associated REGs to fund. The EURAMET Research Council has endorsed the Call process and the final list.
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Liaison between the International Atomic Energy Agency and EURAMET

EURAMET is delighted to announce that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) became an official Liaison Organisation of EURAMET. “We appreciate the mutually beneficial relationship with IAEA and welcome the organisation within our community”, comments Dr Kamal Hossain, EURAMET Chairperson. Due to its open and transparent way of working, EURAMET maintains permanent relationships with governmental and non-governmental national or international organisations and institutions with activities relating to the field of metrology.
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Metrology in daily life!

You wonder if you are affected by metrology?
You can not imagine a single instance in your daily life?

Then watch this excellent video from our dutch member VSL and learn how metrology supports you in everything you do.
You'll be amazed how often accurate measurements play a role in our daily lives, but also in technological developments, environmental issues and health care.

To see it at its best, watch in full screen mode.


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