Adoption of the Eurocodes in the Balkan Region

5-6 December 2013, Milan&JRC-Ispra, Italy

VENUE:

5 (morning) and 6 December: Hotel Rosa Grand,
Piazza Fontana, 3, 20122 Milan, Italy

5 December (afternoon): ELSA and IPR room 03,
JRC, European Commission, Ispra (VA), Italy

Geotchnical Design

JRC Report

Objectives

Programme

Workshop Presentations

Conclusion

Contact

JRC Report

This report addresses the activities carried out for the adoption and implementation of the Eurocodes in the non-EU countries in the Balkan region within the context of the Enlargement and Integration Action of the JRC.

The considerable interest in the implementation and adoption of the Eurocodes in the Balkan region is based on the opportunity to have an advanced common standardization environment, which is adaptable to the particular requirements of each country with regard to the geographical, geological or climatic conditions and also allows selecting the level of safety. Moreover, adoption and implementation of Eurocodes will help the Candidate Countries to fully implement EU acquis at the time of accession and support Potential Candidate Countries to progressively align themselves with the EU acquis.

The main objective of the activities presented herein was to focus on progress and specific needs for adoption and implementation of the Eurocodes and related EN standards in the Balkan region. Generally, it may be concluded that most of the non-EU countries in the Balkan region are going to use the Eurocodes as primary standards. These countries are aware about needs for harmonization of national legislation and standardization framework for construction with EU legislation. However, in most of the countries there is a lack of relevant institutional support for adoption and implementation of the Eurocodes.

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Objectives

The considerable interest in implementation and adoption of the Eurocodes in the Balkan region is based on the opportunity to have an advanced common standardization environment, which is adaptable to the particular requirements of each country with regard to the geographical, geological or climatic conditions and also allows selecting the level of safety. Moreover, adoption and implementation of Eurocodes will help the Candidate Countries to fully implement EU acquis at the time of accession and support Potential Candidate Countries to progressively align themselves with the EU acquis.

The Workshop is organized within the framework of JRC Enlargement and Integration Action and intends to foster the implementation of the Eurocodes in non-EU countries in the Balkan region.

The workshop is focused on progress and specific needs for adoption and implementation of the Eurocodes and related EN standards in the Balkan region.

In particular, it is envisaged that the Workshop and round table discussion will serve the following objectives:

  • Assess the level of commitment and the progress of adopting the Eurocodes;
  • Assess the level of harmonization of national policy/legislation with EU regulatory frameworks;
  • Assess the progress of definition of Nationally Determined Parameters (NDPs)
  • Define the strategies for training and elaboration of guidelines and training materials;
  • Facilitate exchange of views, knowledge and information between EU experts and representatives of non-EU countries in the Balkan region;
  • Facilitate regional cooperation in preparing National Annexes and harmonization of NDPs

For more information on the workshop download the workshop flyer.


Workshop Programme

The programme of the workshop is composed of three parts:

  • Lectures delivered by invited experts from JRC and DG ENTR of European Commission, CEN/CENELEC and EU member states;
  • National presentations of non-EU countries about adoption of the Eurocodes (standards and legislation); specific problems and needs, training, guidelines and training material;
  • Round table discussions regarding adoption of the Eurocodes in the Balkan region – conclusions and recommendations.

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Workshop Presentations

Thursday, 5 December, 2013
Morning Session

Thursday, 5 December, 2013
Afternoon Session

Friday, 6 December, 2013
Morning Session

Friday, 6 December, 2013
Afternoon Session


Conclusion

Contact us

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ELSA, IPSC

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