Highlights of the 41st EA General Assembly

The 41st EA General Assembly (GA) gathered 88 representatives from 46 National Accreditation Bodies, the European Commission, EFTA and EA Recognized Stakeholders.


32 resolutions have been adopted, the most significant decisions are listed below.


New Officers and Recognized Stakeholders in EA

The General Assembly elected for the term 17 May 2018 – 31 December 2019:

• Ignacio Pina (ENAC, Spain), as EA Chair

• Maria Papatzikou (ESYD, Greece), as EA Vice-Chair

• Martin Sencák (SNAS, Slovakia) as an additional member of the EA Executive Committee (EX)


The General Assembly agreed to offer the status of Recognized Stakeholders to IFS (International Featured Standards) Management GmbH.

As recommended by the Executive Committee, UKAS will remain a full member of EA until 31st December, 2020.


This decision marked the willingness of EA and all its members to maintain close relationship with UKAS, while reflecting UKAS commitment to continue contributing actively to EA activities.


The next general meeting will be held in Bucharest, at November 21 and 22, 2018, hosted by RENAR, the Romanian National Accreditation Body.


The National Accreditation Authority of Hungary will host EA's General Assembly 2019 in Budapest in Fall.

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