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Published on 23/09/2014

Notification: towards better harmonisation of national accreditation bodies

EA has launched an EC-supported project aiming at harmonising the accreditation requirements used as basis for notification: the preferred harmonized standards will be defined and listed for each Union Harmonization Legislation.

According to Regulation (EC) No 765/2008, national accreditation bodies (NABs) have to use harmonized standards for the assessment when accreditation is used as the basis for notification. The Union Harmonization Legislations (European directives/regulations) however do not stipulate which harmonized standard(s) have to be used.

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Published on 29/08/2014

EA is cooperating with the European Commission to ensure optimal quality of breast cancer services

On 11 July 2014, EA signed a 26-month services contract with the European Commission to contribute to the development of a quality assurance scheme for breast cancer services.

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Published on 03/07/2014

New FPA for 2014 - 2017 signed with the European Commission

The European Commission (EC) signed on 24 June 2014 a Framework Partnership Agreement with European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) for a new four-year period from 2014 to 2017. An operating grant for 2014 has been subsequently agreed between the EC and EA according to Article 35 (2) in Regulation (EC) 765/2008 based on the EA Plan 2014 - 2017.

The continuing support from the EC and its cooperation with EA further strengthen the system of accreditation in Europe”, said Thomas Facklam, the EA Chairman.

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