The Accreditation Board of Serbia celebrated again this year the 28th June, Accreditation Day, by organising the 26th session of the Management Board, and a joint session of the Management Board and Accreditation Council.
26th session of the Management Board was held on the occasion of celebrating the Accreditation Day, 28th June 2010, and during which, among other things, the new Decision on the Establishment and Composition of Accreditation Committees, Mode of Operation and Accreditation Decision-making Procedure was adopted.
After the session of the Management Board, a joint session of the Management Board and Accreditation Council was held and during which, among other things, the Bill on Accreditation was discussed since it was adopted at the session of the Government of the Republic of Serbia of 10th June 2010. T this law will be used as a means to harmonise the legal system of the Republic of Serbia, to upgrade the role of accreditation to modernise technical regulations of the Republic of Serbia, and to harmonise with the rules of the TBT Agreement. It will create conditions for its gradual harmonisation with the relevant EU legislation governing accreditation in accordance with the provisions of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Additionally, criteria for the selection of members of the future ATS sectoral committees were discussed during the joint session.
This year the Accreditation Board of Serbia will celebrate 12th anniversary of creation (it was established in 1998 as the Yugoslav Accreditation Board – JUAT), and 10th anniversary of the first accreditation certificate award (28th June 2000), while 28th June is established in the Statute of the Accreditation Board of Serbia as the Accreditation Day in the Republic of Serbia. On that occasion, the Director of the Accreditation Board of Serbia, Dejan Krnjaić PhD, presented the certificates in acknowledgement of ATS employees’ 10 year contribution and results they achieved during the course of the ATS work activities: Braunović Jelica, Zorić Suzana, Nikoličić Radivoje, Savković Jelena, Jarić Ljiljana, Markićević Ljiljana, Mijović Lidija, Natalija Jovičić Zarić MSc, Santovac Dušanka and Živanić Ljubica.
Furthermore, 9th June 2010 is the World Accreditation Day, a worldwide initiative jointly established in 2008 by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related activities. It has been ten years since the first IAF multilateral agreement and twelve years since the ILAC mutual recognition agreement.
Joint session of the Management Board and Accreditation Council
Ljiljana Jarić, Lidija Mijović, Dejan Krnjaić PhD and Ljubica Živanić