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New WELMEC Delegate for Republic of Moldova

WELMEC welcomes Mrs Diana Bejenaru as the WELMEC delegate for the Republic of Moldova. We thank Mrs Alexandra Crudu for her work done for WELMEC.

New WELMEC Delegate for Cyprus

WELMEC welcomes Mr Loidos Loizides as the WELMEC delegate for Cyprus. We thank Mr George Hajipapas for his work done for WELMEC

New WELMEC Chairperson

During the 33rd Committee meeting the Committee elected Mr Gregor Dudle of Switzerland as the Chairperson. He will fulfill this roll for a period of 3 years. 

Contact details are available on this page.

New Associate member

In 2013 the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union entered into force. Subsequent to the signing of this agreement the Republic of Moldova is welcomed as Associate Member of WELMEC.

We welcome Mrs Alexandra Crudu of Institutul National de Metrologie (INM) as the delegate of the Republic of Moldova. Contact details can be found on the page Contact -Associate Members.

33rd WELMEC Committee meeting was held in Madrid, Spain

The 33rd Committee meeting was hosted by Centro Español de Metrología (CEM).

The meeting was attended by delegates of 30 countries, Convenors of 8 Working groups and representatives of BIML, OIML, the European Commission, Euramet and NoBoMet.

Ms Anneke van Spronssen (Netherlands) was thanked for her excellent contribution as Chair to WELMEC for the past 6 years and Mr Gregor Dudle (Switzerland) was elected as new Chairperson for a period of 3 years.

Mr Anatolie Melenciuc and Mrs Alexandra Crudu the Republic of Moldova were invited toattend the meeting. The Republic of Moldova has joined WELMEC as an Associate Member.

New WELMEC Delegate for Hungary

WELMEC welcomes Mr Péter Gál as the WELMEC delegate for Hungary.

New WELMEC Delegate for Croatia

WELMEC welcomes Mrs Brankica Novosel as the WELMEC delegate for Croatia.

New WELMEC Delegate for Sweden

WELMEC welcomes Mrs Renée Hansson as the WELMEC delegate for Sweden.

New WELMEC delegate for Spain

WELMEC welcomes Ms Maite López Esteban as the new delegate of Spain.

New WELMEC delegate for Poland

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Maciej Dobieszewski as the new delegate of Poland.

New WELMEC delegate for Luxembourg

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Mike Halsdorf as the new delegate of Luxembourg.

New Associate member

On 1 April 2016 the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between Kosovo and the European Union entered into force. Subsequent to the signing of this agreement Kosovo is welcomed as Associate Member of WELMEC.

We welcome Mr Isa Elshani as the delegate of Kosovo. Contact details can be found on the page Contact -Associate Members.

New WELMEC Vice Chair

During the 32nd Committee meeting the Committee elected Mrs Ulrike Fuchs as the Vice Chair. She will fulfill this roll for the next 3 years. 

Contact details are available on this page.

32nd Committee meeting was held in Helsinki, Finland

The 32nd Committee meeting was hosted by TUKES and was held in Helsinki, Finland.

Delegates of 23 countries, Convenors of 8 Working groups and representatives of BIML, The European Commission and NoBoMet attended the meeting.


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During this meeting Mr Tuomo Valkeapää (Finland) was thanked for his work as Vice Chair for the last 6 years and Mrs Ulrike Fuchs (Austria) was elected as new Vice Chair for a period of 3 years.

Mr Isa Elshani of the Kosovo Metrology Agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry was invited to attend the meeting. The Republic of Kosovo has joined WELMEC as an Associate Member.

Convenor meeting held in Helsinki, Finland

The third convenor meeting was hosted by TUKES and held on May 10, in Helsinki, Finland.

New WELMEC delegate for Slovakia

WELMEC welcomes Mr Zbyněk Schreier as the new delegate of Slovakia.

New WELMEC delegate for Serbia

WELMEC welcomes Mr Čedomir Belić as the new delegate of Serbia.

New WELMEC delegate for Belgium

WELMEC welcomes Mr Marc Wouters as the new delegate of Belgium.

New WELMEC delegate for Portugal

WELMEC welcomes Ms Susana Santos as the new delegate of Portugal.

New WELMEC delegate for Cyprus

WELMEC welcomes Mr George Hajipapas as the new delegate of Cyprus

New WELMEC delegate for Malta

WELMEC welcomes Mr Nicola Testa as the new delegate of Malta.

Change in WELMEC sceretariat

From the first of January 2016 the WELMEC secretariat has been moved from Verispect to the Radiocommunications Agency of the Ministry of Economic affairs.

For contact details see: Secretariat

New WELMEC delegate for Denmark

WELMEC welcomes Mrs Karen Rud Michaelsen as the new delegate of Denmark.

OIML award for Serbia

During the 31st WELMEC Committee meeting Mr. Stephen Patoray, director of BIML and representative of OIML, officially handed the International Award for Excellent Achievements in Legal Metrology in Developing Countries to Mrs. Vida Živković, director of the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals. Mrs Živković proudly accepted the special OIML glass engraved trophy.

New WELMEC delegate for Bulgaria

WELMEC welcomes Mr Paun Ilchev as the new delegate of Bulgaria.

New WELMEC delegate for Hungary

WELMEC welcomes Mr Csaba Kapota as the new delegate of Hungary.

New WELMEC delegate for the Republic of Lithuania

WELMEC welcomes Mr Vaidas Gricius as the new delegate of the Republic of Lithuania.

31st WELMEC Committee meeting

On 5, 6 and 7 May the 31st WELMEC Committee meeting was held in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. The meeting was hosted by Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (DMDM).

The meeting was attended by representatives of 37 countries, 8 working groups and 5 corresponding organisations.

 

 

 

Convenor meeting held in Belgrade

Just before the 31st Committee meeting the second WELMEC Convenors meeting was held in Belgrade.

Chairpersons' group met in Prague

The Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) hosted the meeting of the WELMEC Chairperson's Group in Prague on 13 and 14 April 2015.

During that meeting there was discussion on the topics for the next Committee meeting which will be held on 5-6-7 May 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. Furthermore the work of the Work Groups was overviewed.

WELMEC Strategy 2015-2020

On January 15, 2015 the WELMEC Committee accepted the WELMEC Strategy by e-mail vote. A link to the document is published on the home page of the WELMEC website.

New WELMEC delegate for Albania

WELMEC welcomes Mr Petrit Rama as the new delegate of Albania.

Convenor meeting held in Teddington

On 20 and 21 January all convenors and some members of the Chairpersons' group came together on the premises of NMO in Teddington - UK. 

The aim of this meeting was to share experiences, to get some directions for improvement either in their own working group or for the WELMEC organisation and to discuss what support could be useful for the convenors. In the end the aim is to make the WELMEC organisation more future proof.

The meeting was experienced as useful and a second meeting is already planned. The second meeting will take place just before the Committee meeting that will be held in May 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia.

New convenor elected in WG 7

During the working group meeting of WG 7 that was held on 10 and 11 September 2014 Mr. Florian Thiel was elected as the convenor of WG 7. Contact detail are available on the Working Groups page.

The election has to be confirmed by the WELMEC Committee during the 31st WELMEC Committee meeting in may 2015.

New WELMEC delegate for Cyprus

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Ioannis Economides as the new delegate of Cyprus.

New WELMEC delegate for Turkey

WELMEC welcomes Prof. Dr. Necip Camuşcu as the new delegate of Turkey.

30th WELMEC Committee meeting

The 30th Committee meeting was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 14, 15 and 16 May 2014.

44 Participants were present representing 27 Members and Associate members, 4 Working Groups and 3 Observer Organisations.

Group picture 30th WELMEC Meeting

During the meeting the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Croatia. After joining the EU Croatia has become a full Member of WELMEC. On May, 14 Mr. Božidar Ljubić (Croatia) and Anneke van Spronssen (Chair person) signed the MoU with which the membership was ratified.

Signing of MoU

WELMEC now has 31 Members and 6 Associate members.

Also during the meeting a new working group was established. WG 12 on Taximeters is now an independent working group. The convenor is Mr. Paul Kok (NMi Certin) and the secretariat is in the hands of Mrs. Helga Grohne (PTB). For details about WG 12 click here.

New WELMEC delegate for Croatia

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Božidar Ljubić as the new delegate of Croatia.

New WELMEC delegate for Turkey

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Mehmet Karaoğlu as the new delegate of Turkey.

New WELMEC delegate for Lithuania

WELMEC welcomes Mrs. Gerda Krukoniene as the new delegate of Lithuania.

New WELMEC delegate for Bulgaria

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Eng. Dimitar Stankov, PhD as the new delegate of Bulgaria.

New WELMEC delegate for Turkey

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Gülay Akgül as the new delegate of Turkey.

Dates WELMEC 30th Committee Meeting announced

The 30th WELMEC Committee Meeting will take place on May 14, 15 and 16 2014 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

New WELMEC delegate for Malta

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Joseph A. Bartolo as representative of Malta.

New WELMEC delegate for Norway

WELMEC welcomes Mrs. Eli Mogstad Ranger as the new delegate of Norway.

29th WELMEC Committee Meeting

The 29th Committee Meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 13 & 14 May.

55 participants were present at the meeting representing 31 Members and Associate Members, 7 Working Groups and 5 Observer Organisations.

29th WELMEC Committee Meeting - Group

New WELMEC delegate for Iceland

WELMEC welcomes Mr. Bjarni Bentsson as the new delegate of Iceland. 

New WELMEC delegate for Cyprus

WELMEC welcomes Ms. Niki Pythara as the new delegate of Cyprus. Ms. Pythara represents the Weights and Measures Service / Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

Meeting of WELMEC Chairperson's Group in Helsinki


Picture of Chairperson's Group in HelsinkiThe Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) hosted the meeting of the WELMEC Chairperson's Group in Helsinki on 3 and 4 April 2013.

During that meeting there was discussion on the topics prepared for the next Committee meeting which will be held on 13-14 May 2013 in Istanbul,Turkey. Furthermore the work of the Work Groups was overviewed.

Although Knut Lindløv said his farewell at the Committee meeting in 2012, he kindly agreed to stay in the Chairperson’s group till the next Committee meeting in 2013. The Chairperson's Group thanked Knut for his valuable input in this group.

 

 

WELMEC logo

In 2012 a redesign of the WELMEC logo was made. Different formats for high quality printing are available for download via the Private Area. Contact the secretariat if the logo is needed for your event.

New guide 6.12 published

Guide 6.12 issue 1, guide on Directive 75/107/EEC Measuring Container Bottles was approved through email voting by the WELMEC Committee and is now published.

29th Committee Meeting postponed to May, 13 and 14

The 29th Committee Meeting in Istanbul has been postponed for a couple of days. The new dates are: May 13 and 14, 2013.


Due to the event "International Istanbul Smart Grid Congress and Fair" that takes place on May 9-10, the Turkish DG for Metrology and Standardization could not organize the Committee Meeting to their satisfaction on the confirmed date and asked to postpone the meeting for a few days.

New template for guides available

As of today new templates are available to apply to the WELMEC guides. These templates are introduced to get more uniformity in the guides.

Ask your convener to supply the template to you or login to the Private Area in order to download the Word templates from the section "WELMEC Templates".

New guide 8.21 published

Guide 8.21 issue 1, Directive 2004/22/EC Common application was approved during the WELMEC Committee Meeting in Cracow and is now published.

New guide 11.3 published

Guide 11.3 issue 1 Guide for sealing of Utility meters was approved during the WELMEC Committee Meeting in Cracow and is now published with minor changes.

New guides published

Guide 2.8 issue 2 and guide 6.5 issue 2 were approved by the Committee during the WELMEC Committee Meeting in Cracow and are now published.

Resolutions and pictures of 28th Committee Meeting - Cracow 2012

The resolutions of the 28th Committee Meeting and pictures that were taken during the meeting are available for download after login to the Private Areas. A selection of the pictures can be viewed here.

Working Networking
Working Networking

28th WELMEC Committee Meeting

Picture of Participants of 28 WELMEC Committee Meeting

The 28th Committee Meeting was held in Cracow, Poland on 26 & 27 April.

53 participants were present at the meeting representing 31 Members and Associate Members, 7 Working Groups and 5 Observer Organisations.

 

 

 

 

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Overall view of guides modified

 

By adding an extra column to the overall view of guides it is now possible to see in one overview which language versions of a guide are available.

WELMEC Secretariat now in Dutch hands

 

As from friday, July 29 the WELMEC secretariat is in Dutch hands. The handing over of documents and  financial statements took place at MIRS in Ljubljana during a full day meeting. Present were Ms. Nataša Mejak Vukovič, Mr. Grega Kovačič , Ms. Anneke van Spronssen and Mr. Lex Rooijers.

 

 

 

 

 

27th Committee Meeting

27th WELMEC Committee Meeting was held on 12 - 13 May 2011 in Valletta, Malta. At the meeting 55 participants were present, representing 32 Members and Associate members.

Anneke van Spronssen was elected as a new Chairperson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting of the WELMEC Chairperson's Group in Ljubljana, 2011

Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia hosted the meeting of the WELMEC Chairperson's Group in Ljubljana on 3 and 4 March 2011.

The main topics of the meeting were:

  • Discussion of the topics prepared for the next Committee meeting, 12-13 May 2011, Valletta, Malta
  • The overview of the work of WGs

 

 

 

 

WELMEC-EURAMET Focus Group

During the last meeting of EURAMET Focus Group on Facilitating National Metrology Infrastructure which was held on  1st and 2nd December 2010 in Budva, Montenegro the formal establishment of Joint EURAMET-WELMEC Focus Group on Facilitating National Metrology Infrastructure Development was confirmed.


Since EURAMET and WELMEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the last WELMEC Committee meeting in May 2010 in Bled, this Focus Group can be considered as a first concrete implication of the MoU.

The principal aim of WELMEC is to establish a harmonized and consistent approach to European legal metrology. WELMEC Associates need the necessary support to prepare, adapt,
upgrade and/or to improve national legislation to be harmonized with relevant EU legislation. The operation of Focus Group will help them to better and easier conduct the necessary actions and projects in their integration processes into existing WELMEC structure.

 

Terms of Reference

Focus Group on EURAMET

 

Operating Systems in Measuring Instruments and other software problems

 

Workshop “Operating Systems in Measuring Instruments and other software problems in Legal Metrology” will be held on 17th and 18th of november 2010 in PTB, Berlin.

Programm

WELMEC Seminar “Legal Metrology & EU directives, New Legislative Framework, 3 and 4 November 2010 in Zagreb, Croatia

 

WELMEC Seminar “Legal Metrology & EU directives, New Legislative Framework", 3 and 4 November 2010 in Zagreb, Croatia will be organised by Croatian State Office of Metrology in cooperation with EURAMET Focus Group on Facilitating National Metrology Infrastructure Development for South East European countries – Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia

Programme

Letter of invitation

Aditional information

26th WELMEC Committee Meeting

26th WELMEC Committee Meeting was held on 6 - 7 May 2010 in Bled, Slovenia. At the meeting 64 participants were present, representing 31 Members and Associate members.

On this occasion the Memorandum of Understanding between WELMEC and the EURAMET has been signed by the EURAMET Chairperson Mr. Leslie Pendrill and WELMEC Chairperson Ms. Nataša Mejak Vukovič.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting of the WELMEC Chairperson's Group in Ljubljana

Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia hosted the meeting of the WELMEC Chairperson's Group in Ljubljana on 8.,9. and 10. March 2010.

On 10. March the Convenors of the WELMEC WGs have joined the meeting.

The main topics of the meeting were:

  • Discussion of the topics prepared for the next Committee meeting, 6.-7. May 2010, Bled, Slovenia
  • The overview of the work of WGs

 

EURAMET-WELMEC Seminar on Metrology and Conformity Assessment

EURAMET-WELMEC Seminar was held on 1st and 2nd March 2010 in Brussels. The seminar was organised in cooperation with European Commission – Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, for countries which are part of ENP (European Neighbourhood Policy) and Russia. ENP countries are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

 

The main objectives of the seminar were:

  • Refreshment of main principles and clarification of basics
  • Exchange of national experience
  • Analysis of country situation and development of national strategies
  • Stimulation of co-operation with other national bodies involved in conformity assessment and acceptance procedures (e.g., customs authorities, accreditation and notified bodies)
  • Finding partners for support

Besides the speakers on behalf of EURAMET and the Commission, WELMEC lecturers (Mr. Freistetter, Mr. Klenovsky and Ms. Mejak Vukovič) participated with the presentations on NLF (New Legislative Framework), Services Directive and MID (Measuring Instruments Directive).

 

All the presentations can be found at: ec.europa.eu/enlargement/taiex/dyn/taiex-events/library/detail_en.jsp

 

The seminar was recognised as useful tool for identifying the main difficulties that ENP countries face in order to find the possible solutions through further assistance where EU Member States can offer technology transfer in metrology (training, equipments, study visits , evaluation of NMIs, inter-laboratory comparison, drafting guidelines).

Meeting of the WELMEC Strategy Group

On 12 and 13 November 2009 the meeting of WELMEC strategy group was held at NMO in Teddington. The group has reviewed the draft strategy document which was discussed during last WELMEC Committee meeting in May 2009 and prepared the new version of the document, which has been circulated for comments to Committee Members in order to be adopted at the next WELMEC Committee meeting in May 2010.

The signing of the MoU Between WELMEC and EA

28. May 2009, Luxembourg

On May 28 the Memorandum of Understanding between WELMEC and the European Co-operation for Accreditation has been signed.

The final version of MoU was approved by the WELMEC Committee on the 25th WELMEC Committee Meeting where it has been agreed that it would be signed at the General Assembly of EA in Luxembourg on the 28th of May. The MoU was signed by the EA Chairperson Lorenzo Thione and WELMEC Chairperson Nataša Mejak Vukovič.

Report by WELMEC Secretariat, 1.6.2009

Market Surveillance Conference - Malta - October 2008

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Market Surveillance Conference

WELMEC, is pleased to host the Market Surveillance Conference. This two-day event will give delegates the opportunity to:

  • Meet other people in Europe who are involved in metrological market surveillance
  • Gain a full understanding of the current priorities in this field
  • Develop an approach to tackle cross-border market surveillance issues, over and above their national strategies