EU-høring om felleseuropeisk metrologiforskning

EU-høring om felleseuropeisk metrologiforskning

Public Consultation on the Joint Programming on Metrology Research (EMRP and EMPIR)

Åpen konsultasjon igangsatt av Kommisjonen 1.7.2016

Nærmere omtale

BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens høringsnettside)

Metrology is the science of measurements, and it is a key support to our society and our daily lives. Metrology is needed to ensure quality and safety. It enables technological innovation and progress. We also need metrology for our trade, our health, and our energy supplies. Research in metrology is essential to remain competitive, to define measurements for new and emerging technologies, and to safeguard the quality in any measurement and its application.

The metrology initiatives, set up under Article 185 TFEU, EMRP and its successor EMPIR target joint programming metrology research across Europe. Under these two initiatives the participating states commit to integrate their national metrology programmes into a single joint research programme. The total budget for EMRP is 400M€ and for EMPIR the budget is increased to 600 M€. The European Commission provides half of the funding to the initiatives, while the participating states commit to provide the other half.

The structure of a public-public partnership has allowed EMRP to pool national commitments, and coordinate the research actions, which aims to reduce duplication and reinforce European metrology collaborations. These collaborations have been further integrated in EMPIR, where additional countries have joined as participating states. In addition, EMPIR aims to include participants also outside the metrology community.

The consultation gives the opportunities to provide your view on the state of play of the European metrology research system and the challenges it is facing. It is specifically seeking input to analyse the experiences of their preparation and implementation, identify critical issues that need to be addressed and propose if necessary adjustments, and assess how the instrument can best contribute to the policy developments.

Overall this consultation consists of 5 sections (A through E). It should not take longer than 15 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

Additional information

Any participant eligible for Horizon 2020 funding can also participate as a funded partner in the metrology initiatives. For more information on participation in Horizon 2020, please go to the Participant Portal.

For information on current and planned calls in EMPIR, please click here.

Countries participating with a financial commitment in EMRP: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries participating with a financial commitment in EMPIR: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom