The ANTICSS project, Anti-Circumvention of Standards for better market Surveillance, started on 1st April. Funded by the H2020 programme, 19 organisations from 9 countries will assess and define “circumvention” in order to achieve a better product positioning in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation and relevant harmonised standards; including clear delimitation from other effects to facilitate unambiguous public communication.
The project will also collect, analyse and learn from cases of circumvention. From all the findings, conclusions how to better detect and prevent future circumvention will be derived.
ECOS will lead the activities on capacity building for key actors in market surveillance, assure civil society participation in the analysis of the relation between circumvention and smart products, collect consumer views, support communication and collaboration platforms between major stakeholders and provide policy recommendations for policy makers and standardisation bodies.
ANTICSS will kick off on 4-5 June in Berlin, where the participating market surveillance authorities, national energy agencies, independent laboratories and experts, civil society organisation and university partners will meet for the first project meeting.