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Eurocodes promotion in third countries

JRC: Policy Support Document by C. Andersson, S. Dimova, M. Géradin, A. Pinto, G. Tsionis


Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008

JRC support to the implementation, harmonization and further development of the Eurocodes The document addresses the need to coordinate the activities on the international promotion of the Eurocodes at the Community level and proposes a strategy and an initial programme for their coordinated promotion in third countries. The goals and interests of the stakeholders in the international promotion of the Eurocodes are analysed. Their convergence naturally calls to set up a framework for coordinated promotion of the Eurocodes in third countries. A methodology for promotion of the Eurocodes in third countries is proposed, which aims at better use of the resources available and tailors the promotion actions according to the needs of the individual countries. The analysis gives an overview of the ad-hoc experience gained from the Workshop on promotion of the use of the Eurocodes in the Mediterranean Countries and from the EU-China Conference on Standards and Energy Efficiency in Building. The main objectives and priority tasks of the initial programme for coordinated promotion of the Eurocodes in third countries are specified. A non-exhaustive list of the foreseen promotion materials is given in Annex A.

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