Ecodesign & Energy Labelling


Verification of compliance is a major condition for the success of every European policy, including the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies. The current level of market surveillance by Member States is clearly insufficient and there is a need for more systemic and effective product checks. Our goal is to ensure the EU’s market surveillance regime is sufficiently robust to ensure that environmental benefits of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling are not lost.

What we are working on

  • H2020 ANTICCS project, whose aim is to assess if and how Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislations and harmonised standards can be circumvented in order to achieve a better product performance. As such, the project will enable to better detect and prevent future circumvention and support a more effective enforcement of EU legislation. More on:
  • We aim to ensure that the EU database for products with an Energy Label (EPREL) delivers for market surveillance purposes and consumer information.
  • The H2020 project HARP, developing a tool based on the Energy Labelling to motivate consumers to plan the replacement of their old, often inefficient heating system. More on:

Related news

  • The H2020 HARP project launches its website!

    ECOS, leading on the project’s communciations, has just delivered the HARP website. You can learn all you need to know about the project and the upcoming HARP app!

  • 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).

  • ANTICSS project will soon move into the labs

    ECOS is partner in the EU-funded H2020 ANTICSS project, which aims at assessing and defining circumvention in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy Labelling legislation and harmonised standards.

Contact person

Nerea Ruiz Fuente
Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 83
Mélissa Zill
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 03

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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