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Introductory workshop for the introduction of the CAF model in ATS

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The introductory workshop for the introduction of the CAF model of quality management in ATS was held on November 16th and 17th, 2022. The lecturers at the training (CAF support team) are Goran Paštrović, an expert in front of the EU4PAR project and Danilo Rodić, in front of the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, while participants are members of the self-assessment working group from among ATS employees.

During the two days of training, in a working and pleasant atmosphere, through theoretical lectures, practical examples and the exchange of experiences and knowledge, the main goals of the workshop were achieved: to familiarize the participants with the systems and models of quality management according to the CAF model and to train them to perform self-evaluation of institution independently based for the development of an action plan/improvement plan. 

You can view it in detail: HERE►

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Your ATS

Study visit to the institutions of the European Commission in Brussels

Study visit to the institutions of the European Commission in Brussels

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Within the framework of the IPA 2017 ''EU FOR SERBIA - Support for safer products'' for institutions of the quality infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia, under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, a study visit to the institutions of the European Commission was made possible in Brussels, 11th to 13th October 2022.

The delegation from Serbia consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Economy, the Accreditation Body of Serbia, the Directorate for Measures and Precious Metals, the Institute for Standardization of Serbia, and the Ministry of Trade, Tourism, and Telecommunications.

Representatives of institutions from Serbia were able to visit the European Commission (DG GROW) as well as other organizations such as CEN/CENELEC, Association ''Small Business Standards''.

You can view it in detail: HERE►

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Your ATS

 

The status of ATS as a signatory of the EA MLA was confirmed and a decision was made to extend the EA MLA to PT providers

The status of ATS as a signatory of the EA MLA was confirmed and a decision was made to extend the EA MLA to PT providers

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The Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) in the period from November 15th to 24th, 2021 was the subject of a new peer evaluation by the evaluation team of the European co-operation for accreditation in accordance with the procedure, EA-2/02 M: 2011 EA Policy and Procedures for the Multilateral Agreement (Annex 9).

The EA MAC Council has issued a decision confirming that ATS remains a signatory to the EA MLA in the field of calibration, and testing, including medical testing, inspection, certification of management systems, certification of products, processes, and services, and certification of persons.

Also, the EA MAC confirmed that ATS is compliant with all relevant requirements in the field of PT providers so that ATS can boast of extending its scope of activity, given that the decision was made to extend the EA MLA agreement to PT providers.

Detailed news you can read HERE►

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Your ATS

47th EA MAC held in Torino

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The EA Multilateral Agreement (EA MAC) Council has just held its 47th meeting on 4-5th October 2022. 62 participants attended the EA MAC meeting, including one EA Advisory Board representative and members from 34 National Accreditation Bodies (NABs). On behalf of the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS), MSc Dragan Pušara was present as the ATS Acting Director. 

At the MAC meeting, decisions were made on the statuses of EA MLA agreements of individual EA members, participants were introduced to new EA documents, and changes in individual NABs were officially confirmed. One of the changes that was confirmed was the change of leadership in ATS through a positive evaluation of the competencies of the new director, MSc Dragan Pušara.

Detailed news you can read: HERE►

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Your ATS

Introducing CAF model in ATS

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Following modern business trends, the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) in cooperation witht the Ministry of public administration and local self-government within the framework of the European Union (EU) project for public administration reform – EU4PAR, has started activites to introduce quality management through the Common Assessment Framework  CAF). 

CAF is a quality management tool, established by the EU member states, which is used jointly by managers and employees in the form of self-assessment and thus analyze and recognize their strengths and potential for improvement.

Detailed news you can read: HERE►

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Your ATS

New framework for accreditation of certification bodies in organic production

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On the premises of the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS), a meeting was held on September 12th, 2022 of representatives of ATS, the Ministry of Agriculture and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) with the aim of establishing renewed cooperation in the field of organic within the framework of implementation PSD (Private Sector Development in Serbia) project.

During the meeting, a project was presented, i.e. a component related to the segment of quality infrastructure in organic agriculture, i.e. accreditation of certification bodies for the certification of organic products (inspection bodies) in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 848/2018 (EU Regulation on organic production and labeling of organic products), which entered into force on January 1st, 2022.

Detailed news you can read: HERE►

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Your ATS

ATS issued the first scope of accreditation in the field of point-of-care testing (POCT)

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On July 20th, 2022 the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) made a decision to extend the scope of accreditation of the accredited conformity assessment body University Clinical Center, Center for Medical Bicohemistry (accreditation number: 03-001) for the point-of-care testing (POCT) according to the standard SRPS EN ISO 15189 and SRPS EN ISO 22870.

On this occasion, this CAB was issed a new scope of accreditation on August 1st, 2022, in the premises of ATS by MSc Dragan Pušara, ATS Acting Director, he ceremoniously handed over the certificate to prim. Sanja Stanković, PhD, director of the Center for Medical Biochemistry of the Clinical Center of Serbia.

You can read detailed news: HERE►

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Your ATS

ATS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ESYD 

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A bilateral meeting between ATS and the Accreditation Body of the Hellenic Republic (ESYD) was held in Belgrade on May 20th, 2022 on the premises of the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS).

On behalf of ATS, Mr. Konstantinos Kourtalis, Chairman of ESYD, was hosted by Prof. Aco Janjićijević, PhD, Acting Director of ATS, with his associates.

During the bilateral meeting of Prof. Aco Janjićijević, PhD introduced Mr. Konstantinos Kourtalis with the work, activities and future plans of ATS. Representative of accreditation bodies were reminded of their successful cooperation that they have nurtured in previous years, participating in the work of international accreditation organizations EA, IAF and ILAC, as well as participation in international projects. 

                                                               

                            Prof.  Aco Janjićijević, Acting Director of ATS with Mr. Konstantinos Kourtalis, Chairman of ESYD

 

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Your ATS

The NAH and ATS bilateral meetings

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The NAH and ATS bilateral meetings

In the period from November 23 to 27, 2020, ATS is a host to a dear guest from the region, Mr. Miklós Devecz,  the NAH (National Accreditation Body of Hungary) Director and on that occasion bilateral meetings of the two accreditation bodies, NAH and ATS were held. The most important activity of the first two days of the meetings is the harmonization and signing of the Action Plan for 2021 for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between NAH and ATS, signed in December 2017.


prof. Aco Janićijević, PhD, the ATS Acting Director and Mr. Miklós Devecz, the NAH Director after signing the Action Plan

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Action Plan for 2020 signed between the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) and the National Accreditation Body of Hungary (NAH)

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The Joint Commission (JC) for Economic Cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and Hungary 10th meeting of was held in Budapest from 12 to 13 November 2019. On that occasion, the 2020 Action Plan between the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) and the National Accreditation Body of Hungary (NAH) was signed, among other things. Co-presidents Goran Knezevic, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, and Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary were the chairmenof the delegations.

ATS representatives visited IARM

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Representatives of the Accreditation body of Serbia (ATS) visited the Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia (IARM) in the period between 28th and 30th January 2015 as part of the cooperation arrangements arising from the Memorandum o...

Memorandum of Cooperation between ATS and ISS

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The Memorandum of Cooperation between the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) and the Institute for Standardization of Serbia (ISS) was signed at the ATS premises on 7th June 2013. The purpose of the cooperation between ISS and ATS is to contribute ...

Cooperation with other accreditation bodies

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On 23rd February, a joint meeting of the representatives of the Accreditation Body of Montenegro (ATCG), Institute for Accreditation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BATA), Accreditation Institute of the FYR of Macedonia (IARM) and ATS was held at the ATS pr...

GIZ/ACCESS Project experts visited ATS

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On 14th February 2012, Thomas Schluter and Tilman Denkler, German experts, visited the ATS as part of the GIZ-ACCESS bilateral support project implemented by the German Government (“Governmental Development Strategy for Quality Infrastructure”). In add...

Execution of the Accreditation Cooperation Agreement

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On Wednesday, 26th January a joint meeting of the representatives of the ABs from Montenegro (ATCG), Bosnia & Herzegovina (BATA), FYR of Macedonia (IARM) and ATS was held at the ATS premises as laid down in the previously signed the Accreditation C...

Closing conference of the EU funded project

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On Friday, 17th December 2010, a closing conference of the EU funded project entitled “Technical Assistance to Quality Infrastructure Institutions in Serbia“ was held at the premises of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. The Project is focused on foster...

IPA 2008 Proficiency Testing (PT Schemes)

Cooperation

In the period between 8th November and 12th November 2010 a Post-PT training was delivered as the final training for laboratories and national accreditation bodies within the regional IPA 2008 Proficiency Testing Project. The training took place in Ble...

Lecture at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad

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On Tuesday, 16th November 2010, prof. dr Miroslav Vesković, Rector of the University of Novi Sad, invited Dejan Krnjaić PhD, Director of the Accreditation Board of Serbia, and Aleksandar Ivić, Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute for Stand...

Study tour – visit to ESYD

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In the period between 11th and 15th October 2010 a study tour was organised within the EU funded Project entitled “Technical Assistance to Quality Infrastructure Institutions in the Republic of Serbia”. On this occasion the ATS representatives visited ...

Follow-up cooperation with ESYD

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In the period between 30th August and 3rd September 2010 training sessions and seminars on the subject of inter-laboratory comparisons and PT schemes and accreditation of testing laboratories as per EN/TS 15675, Air quality – Measurements of stationary...