EOTA is the European Organisation for Technical Assessment in the area of construction products. It is based in Brussels (Belgium).
EOTA is a non-profit organisation which - using the scientific and technological expertise of its Members - develops and adopts European Assessment Documents (EAD).
EOTA co-ordinates the application of the procedures set out for a request for a European Technical Assessment (ETA) and for the procedure adopting a European Assessment Document (EAD). EOTA also informs the European Commission (EC) and the Standing Committee on Construction of any question related to the preparation of EADs and suggests improvements to the EC based on its experience gained.
EOTA ensures that examples of best practises are shared between its members to promote greater efficiency and provide a better service to industry, and that adopted EADs and references to ETAs are kept publicly available.
EOTA works in close co-operation with the European Commission, the EU Member and EFTA States, the European Standardisation Organisations, and other stakeholders in research and construction such as European Contractors' Associations, Manufacturing Associations, Technical Associations, and European Research Associations.
EOTA can also deal with other matters concerning the making avaialble and the use of construction products and the facilitation of innovation in construction.
EOTA is set up by the Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 and comprises all Technical Assessment Bodies (TABs) designated by Member States of the European Union and the European Economic Area. A country subject to a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with the European Union is also considered for membership.