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International projects

Amman (Jordan):  May to June 2012
Expert in the Twinning Project JO10/ENPAP/TR/15 "The Implementation of the Roadmap for the Conclusion of the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA)":  Drafting of laws on transposition of numerous European Directives in the field of chemical and environmental law, seminars on several product safety issues
Baku (Aserbeidschan):  December 2008 to April 2009
Expert in the Twinning Project "Strengthening of Standardisation, Metrology, Conformity Assessment and Accreditation in the Standards Agency Azerbaijan" of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) and the Austrian Standardisation Institute (ON):  Seminars and workshops on international product safety legislation and product liability law, technical harmonization and World Trade Organisation (WTO) legislation, European consumer protection legislation and contract legislation  » Flyer: Workshop-Twinning-Baku-2009.pdf
Gabarone (Botswana):  March to December 2008
Technical regulations expert with diplomatic status in the project "Support to SADC Member States in Standardisation, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology (SQAM)" at the Southern African Development Community (SADC):  Drafting of laws for the technical infrastructure ("Regional Technical Regulations Framework"), trainings on WTO and international trade and economics law and consumer protection legislation in the 14 member states, especially Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)
Ankara (Turkey):  May to June 2007
Expert in the Technical Assistance Project "Support of Turkey concerning Metrology" of the Danish Teknologisk Institute:  Advice on the transposition of the European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID), the European Directives on Prepacked Products and the Directives on Unfair Commercial Practices
Ankara (Turkey):  October to December 2006
Advice to the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Trade on the transposition of the European Directives concerning Product Safety, Legal Metrology, Prepacked Products, Textiles and Unfair Commercial Practices and on the establishment of a market surveillance system within the 100th Twinning-Project of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology together with the German Technical Cooperation Company (GTZ)
Vilnius (Lithuania):  June 2006
Seminars and advice to the Lithuanian Ministry of Environment on European Directives on Water, Waste and Chemicals within a Twinning Project of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) on behalf of the European Commission
Amman (Jordan):  November 2005 to January 2006
Advice to the Jordan Ministry of Economics and the Institution on Standards and Metrology on Product Safety and Legal Metrology and drafting of a Product Safety Law within a Twinning Project of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) on behalf of the European Commission
Frankfurt (Germany):  January to July 2005
Legal contract management at the European Central Bank (ECB) for planning its new building in Frankfurt/Main (drafting and negotiating architectural, building and engineering contracts, counselling with regard to waste and contaminated sites and public procurement law)
Budapest (Hungary):  October 2004 to March 2005
Advice to the Hungarian Ministry of Industry and Trade on the transposition of the European Machinery Directive and the Directives on Electrical Equipment and on Electromagnetic Compatibility and training of authorities, conformity assessment bodies, producers and traders regarding product safety and product liability legislation within a Twinning Project of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) on behalf of the European Commission
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