EMC Serbia – Kick-Off Meeting Report

“Building the Serbian Electromagnetic Compatibility Quality Infrastructure – EMC Serbia”

Kick-Off meeting of the EU sponsored project EMC Serbia was held on May 10th, 2011 in Belgrade.

The Kick-Off meeting gathered representatives of the Project Team, lead partner Mihailo Pupin Institute, project partners ICT-Network industry cluster, University of Belgrade’s School of Electrical Engineering, and Regional Centre for Development of SMEs and Enterpreneurship „Belgrade“. In addition to project partners, project associates were present at the meeting, as well as other stakeholders, including the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development and Ministry of Education and Science. Project EMC Key Expert, Mr. John Davies, was attending the meeting also. He present his work on the techical specification of the EMC lab, which was done in cooperation with project Technical Team.

The goal of the Kick-Off meeting was to inform project partners and other stakeholders in Serbia about the project itself, to present the action plan by the end of the year, to establish communication with all relevant stakeholders in order to coordinate activities, as well as to present the capabilities of the future EMC Test Facility, which is planned to be established during the project.

At the beginning of the meeting, Project Team Leader, Nikola Nenadic, presented the project, activities done so far, and action plan by the end of the year. You can find his presentation in attachement.

Then the EMC Key Expert, John Davies, made a presentation outlining the requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, and defining goals for the future EMC Test Facility. He made a brief introduction of EMC Test Facility Specification, developed in cooperation with Projct Technical Team.

The project EMC Serbia is financed under the RSEDP2 program for regional socio-economic develpment in Serbia. The toal project budget is 1,011,783 euros, while the amount of EU financing is 908,679 euros. The project implementation started on February 17th, 2011. Project finish is planned for October 2012.