Abstract

The objectives of the EC, SMT-Programme include the provision of research and technical support to standardisation and health of the society when it is required to improve the competitive position of European industry, and for the development or implementation of Community policy.1 These objectives led to the EC, SMT-workprogramme, which is divided in the following three THEMES: THEME I: Measurements for Quality European Products Including Written Standards for Industry, THEME II: Measurements Related to Written Standards and Technical Support to Trade, THEME III: Measurements Related to the Needs of Society. These themes were accessible through participation in different calls for proposals. The European Commission's proposal for the 5th Framework Programme explains that harmonised and validated methods, as well as instrumentation in Europe, together with the establishment of international traceability of measurements, are needed to ensure quality and sustainability of industrial products, services, to remove barriers to trade, to promote mutual recognition agreements and to combat fraud. Consequently, the following objectives of Measurements and Testing as a generic activity within the 3rd Thematic Programme, Promoting Competitive and Sustainable Growth, were proposed: (a) pre-normative research and technical support to standardisation, (b) the fight against fraud, (c) improvement of quality of products and services. These objectives include instrumentation (e.g. Sensors, etc.), reference methods and certified Reference Materials (CRM) as important measurement and testing tools.

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1998 (2)

European Commission's Innovation Programme 1998. Commission Amends 5th RTD Framework Programme Proposal. CORDIS-Focus  102, (1998). ISSN 1022-6559.

European Commission's Innovation Programme, 1998. Breakthrough on the 5th RTD Framework Programme. CORDIS-Focus  104, (1998). ISSN 1022-6559.

O'Conner, R.M.

R.M. O'Conner, Monitor-Sast Activity–Standards, Technical Regulations and Quality Assurance—What will Change? What Implications for Community S&T Policy? Overall Review . European Commission, Directorate General for Information Technologies and Industries, and Telecommunications. Luxembourg. EUR-14703-EN. Catalogue Number: CD-NA-14703-EN-C (1992).

CORDIS-Focus (2)

European Commission's Innovation Programme 1998. Commission Amends 5th RTD Framework Programme Proposal. CORDIS-Focus  102, (1998). ISSN 1022-6559.

European Commission's Innovation Programme, 1998. Breakthrough on the 5th RTD Framework Programme. CORDIS-Focus  104, (1998). ISSN 1022-6559.

Other (4)

Council Decision 94/803/EC (1994). Adopting a Specific Programme for Research and Technological Development, Including Demonstration, in the Field of Standards, Measurements and Testing Official Journal of the European Communities  No.L334/47:47(1994 to 1998).

R.M. O'Conner, Monitor-Sast Activity–Standards, Technical Regulations and Quality Assurance—What will Change? What Implications for Community S&T Policy? Overall Review . European Commission, Directorate General for Information Technologies and Industries, and Telecommunications. Luxembourg. EUR-14703-EN. Catalogue Number: CD-NA-14703-EN-C (1992).

European Commission 1997., Call for proposals for RTD actions for the specific programme for research and technological development, including demonstration, in the field of standards, measurements and testing (1994 to 1998). Official Journal of European Communities  No.C183/16, 17/06/1997.

European Commission, 1997. Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision Concerning the 5th Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (1998–2002)—Proposal for a Council Decision Concerning the 5th Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) for Research and Training Activities (1998–2002). Official Journal of the European Communities , COM(97)142fin.

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