Germany’s DAkkS reveals cost of EU project on Azerbaijani accreditation system

Business Materials 7 September 2017 17:45 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 7

By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:

The cost of the EU-Azerbaijan twinning project, titled “Strengthening the National Accreditation System of the Republic of Azerbaijan”, is 1.2 million euros, Stephan Finke, managing director at the German accreditation body DAkkS, involved in the project, told Trend Sept. 7.

He noted that extensive work is planned to be carried out in the next two years of the project’s implementation.

Forty-six EU experts are involved in the project and there is a plan to hold seven informative events on the project progress and 31 trainings, as well as organize four study visits to the EU, said Finke.

According to him, four mandatory results are to be achieved by the end of the project, which is planned to be completed until late June 2019.

The first two results are to be achieved by DAkkS and envisage the modernization of legal framework of accreditation service, as well as increasing the capacity and skills of State Accreditation Service employees in line with international standards, noted Finke.

The third result is to be achieved by the Latvian National Accreditation Bureau (LATAK) and will be aimed at improving institutional capacity, said the DAkkS managing director.

He added that the fourth result is to be achieved by the Italian National Accreditation Body (ACCREDIA) and will be aimed at developing external relations and international cooperation.

Earlier, Sabig Abdullayev, head of the Accreditation Center at the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patent of Azerbaijan, told Trend that the project aims to contribute to development of Azerbaijan’s economy and expand access of local exporters to the world markets by creating an accreditation system that meets the European requirements.

DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH) is the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany. It acts in the public interest and as the sole provider of accreditations in Germany.