National implementation plan
As part of the national implementation plan, National Authorities and National Standardisation Bodies, when an EN Eurocode Part is made available, should:
- translate the Eurocode Part in authorised national languages;
- set the Nationally Determined Parameters to be applied on their territory;
- publish the National Standard transposing the EN Eurocode and the National Annex, containing the national choice on the NDPs and reference to non-contradictory complementary information, and notify the European Commission;
- adapt, as far as necessary, their National Provisions so that the EN Eurocode Part can be used on their territory: as a means to prove compliance of construction works with the national requirements for "mechanical resistance and stability" and "resistance to fire" as a basis for specifying contracts for the execution of public construction works and related engineering services;
- promote training on the Eurocodes.
During the Coexistence Period, both the National Standard transposing the EN Eurocode and any existing national standard can be used. At the end of the Coexistence Period of the last EN Eurocode Part of a Package, the National Standardisation Bodies should withdraw all conflicting National Standards.
State of implementation of the Eurocodes in the EU
The report presents the results of the enquiry on the implementation of the Eurocodes in the EU Member States and Norway, which was performed by DG GROW and DG JRC of the European Commission in 2014-2015. The analysis of the state of implementation of the Eurocodes in the EU Member States and Norway concludes that in 23 EU Member States and in Norway the Eurocodes are implemented. The identified restrictions imposed by existing National Regulations which define technical rules different from the provisions of the Eurocodes, indicate that there is need of a Commission Recommendation on the regulatory environment for use of the Eurocodes.
Choice for the level of safety
The determination of the levels of safety of buildings and other civil engineering works and parts thereof, including aspects of durability and economy, is, and remains, within the competence of the Member States.
Possible differences in geographical or climatic conditions (e.g. wind or snow), or in ways of life, as well as different levels of protection that may prevail at national, regional or local level will be taken into account by providing choices in the EN Eurocodes for identified values, classes, or alternative methods, to be determined at the national level, named Nationally Determined Parameters.