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As part of its Horizon Europe programme, the European Commission has launched a public consultation on developing a new metrology research partnership.
The objective of the partnership will be to create sustainable European metrology networks for strategic application areas and for support of emerging technologies. An additional specific objective relates to the need to maintain and further claim the global lead in state-of-the-art metrology solutions.
The initiative also aims to make strategic use of national funding and private investments in metrology to support standardisation, knowledge transfer, and address regulatory issues. The public consultation remains open until 6 November 2019 (midnight Brussels time).
Succeeding Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe is the EU’s ambitious €100 billion future research and innovation programme for 2021 - 2027. This consultation recognises the importance of a good metrology system for scientific and technological advancement, and the crucial need for precise and accurate measurements across research and industry.
The proposed partnership would build on the experience gained in the existing European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) but would revise its scope, content and implementation and take account of the strengthened scientific, societal, economic and technological impact criteria of Horizon Europe.
Alongside EURAMET’s European Metrology Networks, a new European metrology research partnership will help increase the level of collaboration and facilitate the development of joint strategies for meeting emerging measurement science needs. It is hoped that this will lead to more targeted and coherent trade and investment opportunities, a higher competitiveness of industry, increased quality assurance of commercial products, and further research opportunities for scientific disciplines.
This public consultation aims to collect the views of stakeholders and citizens on the need for Institutionalised European Partnerships. The feedback from this consultation will provide valuable input for the impact assessment work for the candidate partnerships.
To contribute to the consultation, an online questionnaire is available: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-4972468/public-consultation_en
For more information on the ways measurement science can deliver social, economic, and scientific improvements, visit EURAMET’S impact pages: www.euramet.org/impact/
To fill in the consultation an EU Login account (former ECAS) is necessary. More information is available at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cas/about.html?login
A guide to set up an account can be found here https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cfcas3/tracesnt-webhelp/Content/C_EU%20login/create-a-new-EU-login-account.htm
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