ECOS at the Sustainable Energy Week
On 20 June 2019, ECOS Policy Director Christoforos Spiliotopoulos and Programme Manager Nerea Ruiz Fuente represented ECOS as speakers at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW19).
The EUSEW Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debated new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. Outstanding projects were recognised at the Award Ceremony.
ECOS was present in two sessions:
- The session on “Ecodesign and energy labels: setting standards for consumers” was co-organised by European standardisation bodies CEN-CENELEC and the Coolproducts campaign, which is co-led by ECOS & EEB. The sessions featured ECOS Policy Director Christoforos Spiliotopoulos as panellist. Discussions focused on exploring the importance of European standards in the future progress of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies, and in keeping the consumer at the centre of the framework debate and a transition to a circular economy. Christoforos highlighted the need for test methods to be more representative of real-life conditions and also called for a timely delivery of the long-overdue material efficiency standards under standardisation request M/543.
- Recognising the importance of market surveillance in delivering expected savings from European policies, the session “Market surveillance: more capacity and clarity – more impact”, presented the efforts currently undertaken in the context of projects and initiatives funded by the H2020 programme. The session featured ECOS Programme Manager Nerea Ruiz Fuente who presented the work of INTAS, a project addressing challenges of conducting market surveillance of large industrial products. Amongst the projects presented was also ANTICSS, another project with active participation from ECOS, which focuses on defining, identifying and eliminating circumvention.