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National Air Quality Reference Laboratories and the European Network

In support to the European Air Quality Directives, the National Air Quality Reference Laboratories are responsible for the quality assurance of air pollutant measurements in their Member State. The AQUILA Network, managed by the JRC, provides expert judgement, promotes the harmonisation of air quality measurements among European Countries and partners, coordinates the Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) programmes, method development and validation, participates in standardisation activities, develops common research projects and piloting studies and offers a forum for information exchange though training courses, workshops and conferences.