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Training courses on Analytical Quality Control and method validation in support to the Water Framework Directive - TAQC-WFD

Objective

The reliability (Quality Control) and comparability of measurements is a key issue and requires not only the availability of suitable quality control (QC) tools, but also their correct implementation and use in an harmonized way both within and beyond Community level.

Recently, the European Commission has approved the new Water Framework Directive (WFD) (Directive 2000/60/EC), and funded the SWIFT-WFD project with the main objective of providing support to the successful implementation of the WFD. This depends on the improvement of the already existing laboratory staff that will be one of the main outputs of the project, but also on creating a 'correct' culture in the younger generation for the future application of WFD and its implementation.

The hereby presented project - TAQC-WFD - aims the development of a 'correct culture' of analytical quality in the young generation. It addresses the training of Early Stage Researchers from all the EU Countries and from some third countries.

In addition, it will also sup port the future implementation of the global EU Water Initiative that has a strategic importance with regard to sustainable development; contributes to the improvement of the quality of life through the improvement of measurements quality and the enhancement of measurement capabilities.

The project envisages the organization of a series of events in a harmonized way. In particular, five training courses with the same format (based on the transfer of the same, high quality knowledge established by experts of high reputation) shall be organized in different regions of Europe to allow the participation of young researchers from 41 countries of Europe and the non-European Mediterranean Countries.

With the practical part of the courses (proficiency testing scheme, and the construction and maintenance of QC charts) the project aims to train the young researchers in the practical and correct implementation of QC tools in the analytical laboratories.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-MOBILITY-4
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Coordinator

QUALITYCONSULT - "ASSOCIAZIONE PER LO SVILUPPO DELLA QUALITÀ AMBIENTALE"
Address
Via G. Bettolo, 4
Rome
Italy

Participants (4)

CORVINUS UNIVERSITY OF BUDAPEST
Hungary
Address
F¿vám Tér 8.
Budapest
MERMAYDE
Netherlands
Address
Zakedijkje 60, 1862 Hc
Bergen
POLITECHNIKA WARSAWSKA (WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Poland
Address
Pl. Politechniki
Warsaw
THE UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
Malta
Address
Tal-qroqq
Msida