18 Nov 2021
Council adopts decision on European partnership on metrology
On 18 November 2021, the Council adopted a decision on the involvement of the European Union in the European Partnership on metrology. The partnership is one of the priority areas in the package of proposals for institutionalised European partnerships under Horizon Europe.
Metrology is the scientific study of measurement and a key enabler of economic and social activity. It ensures that when measurements are taken, they are traceable to internationally agreed definitions and standards. Metrology ensures compliance with European financial regulations as it means each financial transaction can be accurately timestamped, which provides traceable evidence. It is also of key importance with regard to the safety of consumer products.
The proposal for a European partnership on metrology is part of the package of three proposals on institutionalised European partnerships under Horizon Europe. It is the only partnership based on Article 185 TFEU (public-public) in the partnerships package.