Anticss
Anti-circumvention of standards for better market surveillance

Project introduction

The topic of manipulated testing results, or “circumvention” is currently exposed to the highest attention of the public and media, not only for the emission of cars (“dieselgate”) but also with regard to other EU legislation. For this reason the project “ANTICSS – Anti-Circumvention of Standards for better market Surveillance” has been funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Its objectives are to define and assess "circumvention" in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation and their harmonised standards.

ANTICSS objectives include clear delimitation from other effects to facilitate unambiguous public communication. Its aims are also to collect, analyse and learn from cases of circum­vention by literature research and dedicated expert interviews, as well as analysing existing EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation and standardisation for possible loopholes.

The potential relation between circumvention and "smart" products with specific embedded software is another issue addressed by the project. From these findings, conclusions how to better detect and prevent future circumvention will be derived; assessing impacts 'if' and 'how much' energy consumption and/or functional performance modifications could be ascribed to circumvention by conducting appliance testing.

Project’s further objectives are to define alternative test procedures or check lists with the aim to by-pass any possible measurement circumvention. Based on the results, ANTICSS will provide practical capacity building measures for key actors of market surveillance and test laboratories, support communication and collaboration platforms between major stakeholders and provide policy recommendations for policy makers and standardisation bodies to prevent future circumvention under EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling.

ANTICSS project was also designed to provide reliability to manufacturers by specifying potentially vague legislation and standards which might be interpreted differently by market actors and some of them taking unfair advantages so far.

ANTICSS project is designed to provide:

  • practical capacity building measures for key actors of market surveillance and test laboratories
  • support communication and collaboration platforms between major stakeholders
  • reliability to manufacturers by specifying potentially vague legislation and standards which might be interpreted differently by market actors and some of them taking unfair advantages
  • policy recommendations for policy makers and standardisation bodies to prevent future circumvention.

By overall awareness raising on circumvention among stakeholders, ANTICSS is supporting an effective EU legislation enforcement and thus increasing acceptance and trust of market actors and civil society into the Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation.

The topic of manipulated testing results, or “circumvention” is currently exposed to the highest attention of the public and media, not only for the emission of cars (“dieselgate”) but also with regard to other EU legislation. For this reason the project “ANTICSS – Anti-Circumvention of Standards for better market Surveillance” has been funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Its objectives are to define and assess "circumvention" in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation and their harmonised standards.

ANTICSS objectives include clear delimitation from other effects to facilitate unambiguous public communication. Its aims are also to collect, analyse and learn from cases of circum­vention by literature research and dedicated expert interviews, as well as analysing existing EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation and standardisation for possible loopholes.

The potential relation between circumvention and "smart" products with specific embedded software is another issue addressed by the project. From these findings, conclusions how to better detect and prevent future circumvention will be derived; assessing impacts 'if' and 'how much' energy consumption and/or functional performance modifications could be ascribed to circumvention by conducting appliance testing.

Project’s further objectives are to define alternative test procedures or check lists with the aim to by-pass any possible measurement circumvention. Based on the results, ANTICSS will provide practical capacity building measures for key actors of market surveillance and test laboratories, support communication and collaboration platforms between major stakeholders and provide policy recommendations for policy makers and standardisation bodies to prevent future circumvention under EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling.

ANTICSS project was also designed to provide reliability to manufacturers by specifying potentially vague legislation and standards which might be interpreted differently by market actors and some of them taking unfair advantages so far.

ANTICSS project is designed to provide:

  • practical capacity building measures for key actors of market surveillance and test laboratories
  • support communication and collaboration platforms between major stakeholders
  • reliability to manufacturers by specifying potentially vague legislation and standards which might be interpreted differently by market actors and some of them taking unfair advantages
  • policy recommendations for policy makers and standardisation bodies to prevent future circumvention.

By overall awareness raising on circumvention among stakeholders, ANTICSS is supporting an effective EU legislation enforcement and thus increasing acceptance and trust of market actors and civil society into the Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation.

Project news
December 18th, 2018

FFII-LCOE (ESP) bulleting featuring ANTICSS project

The December 2018 issue of the project's Spanish partner FFII-LCOE featuring the ANTICSS project

December 14th, 2018

Advisory Board meeting

Project meeting with the Advisory Board members in Wien