EU food safety legislation establishes a cascade of methods that shall be used for official control purposes. Preference is given to either methods described in Community legislation or methods that comply with internationally recognised rules or protocols, for example those that the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has accepted.
Standardised methods of analysis offer many advantages, the proven performance and the extensive documentation being their hallmarks.
The summer school is provided by a consortium of nine European universities, with JRC as the mentoring organisation, who together deliver a Master’s Degree Programme offering education in measurement science. An important activity of the Measurement Science in Chemistry (MSC) Euromaster is the summer school – an intensive course focusing on quality assurance in measurement science in chemistry. This year 41 students from 12 different countries will participate (Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Malawi, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Tunisia).
EEMODS is an established international conference where policymakers and energy efficiency experts from industry, research labs, universities and standardisation organisations meet every two years to discuss energy efficiency policies and technologies progress in electric motor systems (pumps, compressors, fans, drives, etc.).
This workshop intends to contribute towards the transfer of background knowledge and expertise on the Eurocodes, mainly the EN 1993, from specialists of the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) to potential trainers and Eurocodes users.
In the frame of the Europe and Metrology in Turkey project, a 2-day workshop on the preparation of certified reference materials will be held in Turkey for approximately 40-50 participants.
The Workshop on Employability of Chemists: Study Progress will focus on discussing the use of innovative educational approaches, improving employment prospects and skill levels of young people and increasing their labour market access and employability, also stimulating entrepreneurial skills of students and academics.
The JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) is co-organising an EU-Russia workshop on standardisation for the construction industry in Moscow, October 9-10, 2008. The event explores possibilities for co-operation between the EU and Russia on reducing divergences in construction standards and on achieving better building design in terms of safety and security.
According to the motto of Euroanalysis 2009 „The Impact of Analytical Chemistry on Quality of Life", special emphasis will be given to the analysis in and of biological systems and ecological systems bridging cutting-edge technology with demanding analytical problems.