EURAMET e.V.

The European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) is a Regional Metrology Organisation (RMO) of Europe. It coordinates the cooperation of National Metrology Institutes (NMI) of Europe in fields like research in metrology, traceability of measurements to the SI units, international recognition of national measurement standards and related Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMC) of its members. Through Knowledge Transfer and cooperation among its members EURAMET facilitates the development of the national metrology infrastructures.
 
EURAMET is responsible for the elaboration and execution of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) which is designed to encourage collaboration between European National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and partners in industry or academia. The programme funds joint research projects in specific fields of metrology with over 50 projects selected for funding so far and many more expected over the coming years.
 
To find out more about the EMRP please visit the EMRP pages on this website.
 

Objectives of EURAMET

EURAMET serves the promotion of science and research and European co-operation in the field of metrology.

This is realized by the following measures in particular:

 

  • development and support of European-wide research co-operation in the field of metrology and measurement standards;
  • development, regular updating and implementation of a European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP);
  • support of members and associates when applying for research funds for the purpose of European cooperative projects;
  • co-ordination of joint use of special facilities;
  • improvement of the efficiency of use of available resources to better meet metrological needs and to assure the traceability of national standards;
  • technical co-operation with metrology institutes beyond EURAMET and with other regional and international metrology organisations;
  • performing the tasks of a Regional Metrology Organisation (RMO) with the objective of worldwide mutual recognition of national measurement standards and of calibration and measurement certificates;
  • promotion and co-ordination of scientific knowledge transfer and experience in the field of metrology;
  • representing metrology at the European level and promoting best practice to policy and political decision makers with regard to the metrological infrastructure and European co-operation;
  • co-operation with European and international organisations responsible for quality infrastructure, in particular by participation in the preparation of harmonized technical documents.

 

When dealing with EURAMET, stakeholders are entitled to, and should expect, the highest standards of integrity from EURAMET Officials, Secretariat staff, and Contact Persons.

The objectives of EURAMET, its structure and the organisation of its bodies, membership rules and relationships to partner organisations are established in the Byelaws and Rules of Procedure.

History

European metrology was coordinated successfully over almost 20 years by EUROMET, the European Collaboration in Measurement Standards, based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). New challenges for the European metrology, like aiming at a higher level of integration and coordination of metrology research in the framework of an EMRP, revealed the need to establish a legal entity for the coordination of European metrology.

The establishment of a legal entity has been prepared in the iMERA-Project. As a result, EURAMET e.V. was inaugurated on 11 January 2007 in Berlin, Germany.
The 21st EUROMET General Assembly in Teddington, UK, from 30 to 31 May 2007, took the decision to terminate the EUROMET MoU with effect from 30 June 2007. All activities and responsibilities as RMO (Regional Metrology Organisation) have been transferred to EURAMET e.V. with effect from 1 July 2007.

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