In this section you will find relevant promotional material for EA. The material include press material for customers, end users, Government and Commission Officials and accreditation bodies. The EA also provides a range of brochures which can be downloaded.
Brochures for external audiences
The European Co-operation for Accreditation, who we are (2017)
Accreditation, A Tool to support Regulators (2016)
A Briefing for European Commission Officials (2013)
A Briefing for Government and Regulators (2013)
Accreditation in Europe, facilitating regulatory compliance and international trade (2013)
The MLA Multilateral Agreement faciliatating cross border trade in safe and reliable goods and
Information for national accreditation bodies
EA Committees Report - February 2017 (2017)
EA Accreditation for Notification Project (AfN) - Final Report (2016)
Best Practice Guide on Communication with National regulators (2015)
World Accreditation Day
World Accreditation Day Brochure (2017)
World Accreditation Day Brochure (2016)
EA annual reports
EA MLA Annual report 2015 (2016)
ILAC Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17011:2004
Following the initial publication of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 Conformity Assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, IAF, ILAC and ISO issued a Communiqué in November 2004 and a Press Release in December 2004. For more information, please download the Joint-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17011:2004 and its press release.
ILAC Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17025:2005
The Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on the Management Systems Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, was originally issued on 18 June 2005. The Communiqué was revised in January 2009 to refer to ISO 9001:2008 rather than ISO 9001:2000. It was produced to relieve the confusion caused by the perception that accredited laboratories do not operate a recognised quality management system. The Communiqué should be read in conjunction with the covering letter dated 8 January 2009. For more information, please download the Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and its Cover Letter.
ILAC Communiqué on ISO 15189:2012
The initial Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO 15189 accreditation was originally issued in 2009 to reinforce the fact that medical laboratories accredited to ISO 15189:2007 Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence, do operate a recognised management system. The Communiqué was revised in January 2015 to refer to the 2012 edition of ISO 15189. For more information, please download the joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué .
To get clarifications on the relationship between ISO 9001:2008 and the management system requirements of ISO 15189:2012 for accredited medical testing laboratories, please download the press release ISO, ILAC and IAF streamline quality management requirements for medical laboratories
ILAC Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020:2012
The Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation was issued in 2013 to reinforce the fact that inspection bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity Assessment – Requirements for the operation of bodies performing inspection, do operate a recognised management system. For more information, please download the Joint-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020:2012