Success of GUM in the Twinning project

Author: dr Marcin Mikiel
Published by: Kamila Szulc

According to the decision of the European Commission and the project beneficiary (Georgia), the consortium consisting of Poland (GUM) together with Germany, Portugal, Austria, Romania and Latvia will implement the Twinning project (twinning) for its counterpart - the national metrological institution in Georgia. The title of the project is "strengthening of institutional as well as human capacities of Georgian National Agency for Standards and Metrology (GEOSTM) according to the international / EU best practices."

The project budget is EUR 1,400,000 and the it will be implemented for a period of 24 months (plus 3 months for project evaluation).

The project assumes 4 components:

1. Legal framework for metrology (ASRO leader, Romania)

2. Metrology services - metrological support (IPQ Leader, Portugal)

3. Standardization (ASI Leader, Austria)

4. International cooperation and research (GUM Leader, Poland)

Germany is the leader of the entire project.

The project is scheduled to start in March 2021.

Twinning is a European Union project aimed at institutional cooperation between the public administrations of the EU Member States and the beneficiary or partner countries.

As part of Twinning projects, EU countries help to implement in non-EU countries practices, solutions used in the EU in various sectors, such as e.g. agriculture, infrastructure (e.g. railways), financial system and banking, border protection, etc.


Beneficiary Countries:

- Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA):

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

- European Neighborhood Policy (ENP):

• ENI South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

• ENI East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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