Testing is the determination of one or more characteristics of an object of conformity assessment, according to a Procedure. There is a specified way to carry out the testing procedures.
The lab of the future is driven by the fast changing new technologies and by the high demands of customers. It will probably change completely in appearance from the laboratories we know.
EUROLAB is following EU policies that are of interest to its members. Ideas, plans or decisions established by political decision makers can influence the activities of laboratories.
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 16 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.
Conformity Assessment Bodies
The EUROLAB General Secretariat in Brussels firstly provides a platform for our members to discuss their issues of concern and to exchange information and viewpoints, and, secondly acts as a facilitator of members’ interests to the EU institutions. The General Secretariat supports also the Technical Committees which provide expert input on key legislative or standardisation initiatives.
Services provided by the EUROLAB Secretariat
Representation in the EU Institutions
Representation at conferences
Monitoring selected EU legislation
Monitoring of ISO, EA, ILAC and IAF work
Organising meetings / events
Publication of quarterly newsletter / position papers
Participation in European Projects
EUROLAB priority areas of focus for 2023
Regulation Bodies: developments in European legislation on testing, conformity assessment and product safety in the fields:
ESG, including sustainability, Green Deal, Corporate Social Responsibility
Metrology and Calibration
Accreditation and Standardisation
The Lab of the Future developments, including machine learning, digitalisation, cybersecurity, robotisation, AI, blockchain, etc
If you wish to find out more about EUROLAB activities, our members and the developments in the laboratory community please contact us: email@example.com
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