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Public consultation on "European Metrology Research Programme under Horizon 2020"
Policy field(s)
Research and Innovation
Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from companies, organisations and researchers active in metrology research and its application.
Period of consultation
From 01.10.2012 to 23.12.2012
Objective of the consultation

The consultation aims at assessing the state of play of the European metrology research system and the challenges it is facing. It is specifically seeking input in connection with the preparation of a potential successor initiative of EMRP (European Metrology Research programme) under Horizon 2020.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities. Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

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Reference documents and other, related consultations

This consultation relates to the implementation of Horizon 2020. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a proposed €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. For access to comprehensive information on Horizon 2020, please see

A European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) has been established under FP7, a metrology-focused European programme of coordinated R&D that facilitates closer integration of national research programmes. EMRP is jointly supported by 22 participating Member States and associated countries and the European Commission. The running initiative under FP7 has according to its midterm assessment clearly contributed to the creation of the European Research Area (ERA). However further steps should be done and further integration in particular towards MS having little metrology capacity is suggested. These aspects should lead to an improved situation coming from EMRP under FP7 to a successor programme under Horizon 2020.

You can find more information about EMRP at
EMRP midterm evaluation: ( 1,26 MB)

Contact details
Responsible service:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Research & Innovation
Directorate European Research Area, Unit Joint Programming

Postal address:
European Commission
SDME 01/112, Brussels B-1049

Results of consultation and next steps
Final Report 700 KB