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       International News 16/03/2012
Letter from Europe
EUROLAB Objectives and Priorities
Addressing at the General Assembly 2011 the members of EUROLAB, the newly-elected president stated that he would continue promoting EUROLAB as Europe’s leading organization for the measurement, testing and analytical laboratories and the conformity assessment bodies with the following general objective: “Promote cost-effective testing, calibration and measurement services, for which the accuracy and quality assurance requirements were adjusted to the actual needs.”
As driving forces for the strategy of EUROLAB the following key aspects are named:
• The internationalization and globalization process forcing EUROLAB to be much more active in the international arena;
• The organization and political changes induced by the European New Legislative Framework for Goods;
• The integration of new EU member countries;
• The changing market situation requiring more attention to be paid to customer of laboratories relationships, and development of new or improved services;
• The need to improve the technical competence and infrastructure of measurement, testing and analytical services in order to make the innovation process more effective;
• The increased emphasis on sustainable development, environmental issues and improved reliability and safety;
• The possibility to make use of novel R&D results.
Nine EUROLAB priorities were pointed out:
1. Enhance quality and safety through laboratory and conformity assessment and promote competitiveness of industry.
2. Promote EUROLAB as "the" network of the laboratories in
3. Co-operate with EU/international institutions and organizations.
4. Improve the membership services for laboratories
5. Promote technical work aimed at higher objectivity and multidisciplinary.
6. Support EUROLAB committees.
7. Develop EUROLAB membership.
8. Organize EUROLAB seminars/workshops and participation in international conferences.
9. Increase EUROLAB’s visibility.
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