WELMEC – European cooperation in legal metrology, www.welmec.org
WELMEC is an association of legal metrology authorities of the EU Member States (in a broader sense, inclusive candidate countries etc. which are associated members) and therefore it is a regional European organization for cooperation in legal metrology. It was founded in 1990 by 15 EU Member States and 3 EFTA countries under the name W estern E uropean L egal Me trology C ooperation and this acronym has been retained even after a change of the official name to European Co-operation in Legal Metrology in 1995. The WELMEC bodies: the Committee (the delegates of members and associated members and observers from EURAMET, EA, OIML etc.) and Working Groups, each of which has a secretariat in one of the member countries. UNMZ is a member organization in WELMEC on behalf of the CR, experts from CMI are members in corresponding working groups – for their overview see http://www.unmz.cz/urad/zastoupeni-cr-ve-welmec. The basic goal of WELMEC is to establish mutual confidence among legal metrology services, preparation of harmonized guidance documents for implementation of European legislation (especially directives NAWID and MID), a harmonization of activities and an exchange of information.