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
EA Strategy 2025 : From Good to Great (2017)
The European Co-operation for Accreditation, who we are (2017)
CETA Agreement and Conformity Assessment Accreditation, a tool to enhance trade between the European Union and Canada (2017)
A Briefing for European Commission Officials (2017)
A Briefing for Government and Regulators (2017)
The MLA Multilateral Agreement faciliatating cross border trade in safe and reliable goods and
Accreditation in Europe, facilitating regulatory compliance and international trade (2017)
Accreditation, A Tool to support Regulators (2016)
Information for national accreditation bodies
EA Committees Report - June 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 Video (2017)
Reporting to IAF-ILAC and Regions
EA Report to IAF-ILAC and Regions (June 2017)
EA Annual Reports
EA MLA Annual Report 2016 (2017)
Joint IAF - ILAC - ISO Communiqués
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.
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
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
Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17025
The Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiqué issued in April 2017 on the Management Systems Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, confirms that laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 operate a recognised quality management system. For more information, please download the Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF on ISO/IEC 17025
Communiqué on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
The Joint IAF-ISO Communiqué, titled 'One year to ISO 9001and 14001 transition deadline', issued in September 2017, notes a number of changes in the new standards and provides links to further information about transition, along with issuing a reminder about the upcoming 15 September 2018 deadline. For more information, please download the Joint IAF-ISO Communiqué on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.