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Creation and Status of Eurolab

EUROLAB was created in Brussels on April 27, 1990 on the basis of a memorandum of understanding, signed by delegations representing the private and public laboratories of 17 out of the 19 countries of the EEC and EFTA.

EUROLAB is since October 1998 a legal entity in the form of an international association under Belgian law (A.I.S.B.L. - Association Internationale Scientifique sans But Lucratif) setting it as the European Federation of National Associations of Measurement, Testing and Analytical Laboratories.


  • Representation by formulating and voicing the opinion of European laboratories regarding political and technical issues having a direct impact on their activity, both on the European scene and worldwide.
  • Coordination by interfacing with all European organisations having activities of interest to the laboratory community, and striving to avoid duplication of efforts and activities.
  • Action by providing adequate means for exchange of information and experience, such as the publication of our Position Papers, Technical Reports, Newsletter, Seminars, and Working Groups etc.
  • Promoting cost-effective testing, calibration and measurement services, for which the accuracy and quality assurance requirements should be adjusted to actual needs.

Mid-term Policy

EUROLAB´s mid-term policy is aiming to:

  • support EUROLAB members´ interests – interfacing with accreditors – and to help them in technical, regulatory and quality management matters, aiming at simplification and international harmonisation of regulations concerning competence and performance of laboratories
  • be the major EUROPEAN multisectorial forum for laboratory and conformity assessment services, making product certification and technical evaluation more visible in EUROLAB,
  • become a major EUROPEAN focus point for laboratory intercomparisons and proficiency testing,
  • act as important partner of the EC, EFTA and the standardisation institutes, participating in international organisations such as EA, ILAC and developing links with other relevant communities world-wide,
  • use the EUROLAB network for public relations, and the provision of EUROLAB members expertise to customers for the benefit of economy and society.

Active Members

Austria AUSTROLAB Iceland Icelandic Fisheries Labs
Belgium BELAB Italy ALPI
Bulgaria BULLAB Netherlands FENELAB
Croatia CROLAB Poland POLLAB
Czech Republic EUROLAB-CZ Portugal RELACRE
Denmark EUROLAB Danmark Romania ROLAB
Finland Finntesting Spain EUROLAB-España
France EUROLAB France Sweden EUROLAB-Sverige
Germany EUROLAB Deutschland Switzerland EUROLAB-CH

Associated members

Lebanon LEBLAB

International affiliates

CEC CEN South Africa NLA
  EGOLF Eurachem   EURAMET Eurocer Building
  Nordisk Innovations Centre      

Observer members

Croatia Croatian Metrology Society (HMD)      
For more details of our International Affiliates, click here
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