Dublin plays host to EURACHEM
New Members welcomed to EURACHEM
The EURACHEM Committee granted Associate Membership status to four more nations. Cyprus, Lithuania, Malta and Turkey will join the original 6 Associate Members from Central and Eastern Europe, who signed the EURACHEM Memorandum of Understanding back in 1994. Cyprus, Malta and Turkey signed the EURACHEM MoU during the EURACHEM Committee meeting in Dublin. Arrangements for Lithuania to sign are under way.
Also discussed at the Executive and Full Committee meetings were:
The next EURACHEM Executive meeting will be in October this year in Berlin, while the EURACHEM Full Committee will next meet in Budapest in April 1998.
EURACHEM Secretariat is on the move
The EURACHEM Secretariat is to transfer from the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) in the UK, to the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung (BAM) in Germany.
Although the Secretariat is elected for a 2-year period, LGC has been the base for the EURACHEM Secretariat since the birth of the organisation in 1989. During this time, it has been funded by the UK Government and has provided a wide range of support activities including:
The EURACHEM Committee is delighted that BAM has now offered to take over all the Secretariat’s activities. Because of the time LGC has been responsible for the Secretariat, transfer of the various functions will be done gradually, with the New Secretariat taking full control by the end of the year .Eurachem WebMaster