The European Commission has launched a preparatory study that will inform and assist the Commission in preparing the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Working Plan 2020-2024 as part of the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC and Energy Labelling Regulation (EU) 2017/1369.

The study is carried out by Viegand Maagøe, VHK and Oeko-Institut for the European Commission, DG GROW. The study started in March 2020 and is expected to finish by December 2020.

This website is the main information exchange platform between the study team and the Commission on one side and the stakeholders on the other side. All documents prepared as part of the study will be available through this website. If you would like to be notified by email regarding any updates for the study, please register


The information and views set out in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission. Please read the Disclaimer and Copyright information for this website.

What's new

17 September 2020: Draft versions of Task 1 Study definition report and Task 3 Report on analysis of durability are available for download and stakeholder comments

31 August 2020: The final version of the ICT impact study report has been published. Link is available in the table with background documents. The study provides background analyses for several of the product groups in the preparatory study for the working plan. 

5 August 2020: Minutes of the 1st stakeholder meeting are available.

13 July 2020: Slides from and recording (video & audio) of the 1st stakeholder meeting are available.

29 June 2020: Draft initial versions of Task 2 and Task 3 reports have been published.

18 June 2020: Registration for the first stakeholder meeting on 10 July held as a webinar is now open.

6 May 2020: Launch of the project website.

25 March 2020: Launch of the study. 

Viegand Maagøe A/S, Oeko-Institut e.V. & Van Holsteijn en Kemna BV

Study conducted for the European Commission