European Law and Market Supervison
FSI-XEVAcad. year: 2017/2018
Presentation of European legislation, technical specifications and systems of management including their applications in the fields of conformity assessment (testing), accreditation, metrology and technical normalization.
The course introduces the students to the technical-organizational procedures forming the basis of compulsory or voluntary demonstration of conformity. The obtained knowledge will enable them to prepare the processes and quality systems and their documentation for evaluation in the form of an audit or to work as auditors of processes and quality systems.
After successful completion of the course, the students will understand the technical requirements on products and processes leading to assessment of conformity of products with the requirements of the harmonized legal regulations of the EU. They will master the procedures of internal management of production for introduction of safe products to the market or into operation and procedures of certification of products, processes and services.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students learn about technical-organizational procedures forming the basis of compulsory or voluntary demonstration of conformity and also about the basic principles of technical normalization and its application in technical practice on the basic level as well as on the European and global level. Students will learn to work with technical regulations, to complete the sets of technical documentation necessary for compulsory assessment of conformity. The course also includes use of technical normalization and its basic methods in technical practice, from the viewpoint of elimination of technical obstacles to trade, safety and health protection, protection of customer and of the environment and mainly determination of the optimal quality of products, processes and services.
General knowledge about the European Union.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Směrnice Evropského parlamentu a Rady 2001/95/ES ze dne 3. prosince 2001 o obecné bezpečnosti výrobků. Úř. věst. L 11, 15.1.2002, s. 4—17; zvláštní vydání v českém jazyce: Kapitola 15 Svazek 006 S. 447 – 462; dostupné on-line na www.eurlex.eu (CS)
Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety. Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 11, 15.1.2002, p. 4–17 (EN)
Guide to the implementation of directives based on New Approach and Global Approach. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxemburg 1999. CO-22-99-814-EN-C. Reedice 2001.
Whitehouse, D. J.: Handbook of Surface Metrology. IOP Publishing Ltd., 1994.
Nařízení Evropského parlamentu a Rady (ES) č. 765/2008 ze dne 9. července 2008, kterým se stanoví požadavky na akreditaci a dozor nad trhem týkající se uvádění výrobků na trh a kterým se zrušuje nařízení (EHS) č. 339/93. Úř. věst. L 218, 13.8.2008, s. 30—47; dostupné on-line na www.eurlex.eu (CS)
Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93. Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 218, 13.8.2008, p. 30–47 (EN)
Rozhodnutí Evropského parlamentu a Rady č. 768/2008/ES ze dne 9. července 2008 o společném rámci pro uvádění výrobků na trh a o zrušení rozhodnutí Rady 93/465/EHS. Úř. věst. L 218, 13.8.2008, s. 82—128; dostupné on-line na www.eurlex.eu (CS)
Howarth, P.; Redgrave, F.: Metrology – in short; 3. ed.; EURAMET e.V.; July 2008; pp 86; ISBN 978-87-988154-5-7
Decision No 768/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on a common framework for the marketing of products, and repealing Council Decision 93/465/EEC. Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 218, 13.8.2008, p. 82–128 (EN)
BLECHA, P. Designing process of a new safe machine tool. In Design of Machine Tools. MM special. Praha: MM publishing, 2015. s. 74-99. ISBN: 978-80-260-8637- 6. (CS)
ISO: Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement, First edition 1995, ISBN 92-67-10188-9
BLECHA, P. Designing process of a new safe machine tool. In Design of Machine Tools. MM special. Praha: MM publishing, 2015. s. 74-99. ISBN: 978-80-260-8637- 6. (EN)
Směrnice Evropského parlamentu a Rady 2009/125/ES ze dne 21. října 2009 o stanovení rámce pro určení požadavků na ekodesign výrobků spojených se spotřebou energie (Text s významem pro EHP). Úř. věst. L 285, 31.10.2009, s. 10—35 (CS)
ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, 2nd edition, 2005
Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products. Official Journal of the European Communities: OJ L 285, 31.10.2009, p. 10–35 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught in the form of lectures presenting the basic principles and theory of the given discipline. Presentation and defence of a semestral project. According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Students must defend a semestral project on a given topic.
Language of instruction
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to historical contexts leading to establishment of the European Union (EU) and to development of the legislative environment in the EU. Attention is paid mainly to the fields related to customer protection, environment protection and associated duties of producers.
Students learn about legal regulations and harmonized standars that set the rules for introduction of products to market or into operation.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Lectures are voluntary, presentation of the semestral project is compulsory.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Development of the relations between the CR and EU countries in historical context
2. Single market of the EU
3. Technical and environmental requirements on products
4. Legislation related to introduction of products to market
5. European normalization
6. Conformity as an expression of product quality
7. Protection of customers and environment
8. Supervision over market and products
9. Law on metrology
10. Certification of employees – declaration of qualification
11. Certification of products
12. Declaration of conformity, declaration of incorporation, CE marking
13. Presenation and defence of semestral project