Accreditation and Quality Assurance

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 343–346

Report of the TrainMiC® Convention, held in Celje, Slovenia (10–14 January 2009)


    • Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, European Commission
  • Ewa Bulska
    • Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of Warsaw
  • Steluta Duta
    • National Institute of Metrology
  • Nineta Majcen
    • Metrology InstituteMinistry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
  • Ioannis Papadakis
    • IoannisInternational Quality Certification
  • Lutgart Van Nevel
    • Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, European Commission
  • Emilia Vassileva
    • CODA-CERVA Research Center
Meeting Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00769-009-0522-y

Cite this article as:
Taylor, P.D.P., Bulska, E., Duta, S. et al. Accred Qual Assur (2009) 14: 343. doi:10.1007/s00769-009-0522-y


The main aim of the TrainMiC® Convention was to gather TrainMiC® authorized trainers from all 19 countries involved in this programme. About 90% of all authorized TrainMiC® trainers assembled at this Convention, which shows the interest in and usefulness of the TrainMiC® system. The role and position of the authorized trainers was formally recognized by the introduction of a User License Agreement (based on a European Commission Decision, concerning the granting of a copyright license for TrainMiC® trainers, 17 December 2008) which was signed by the attendants. Participants received an update on the training material and could give their input and suggestions for improvement, which will then be discussed and reviewed by the Editorial Board. It is this which makes TrainMiC® a truly devolved and living system which can adapt itself. Participants also gave their input on how to further develop TrainMiC® from a system point of view. Topics included better focus on priority sectors, improved course interactivity, further improvement of pedagogical skills of authorized trainers, better marketing and identifying multiple sources of funding.

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