The objective of this ANTICSS working paper is to provide a preliminary definition for circumvention as well as a clear delimitation from other effects to facilitate unambiguous public communication. 

Based on a literature research with a first collection of suspicious cases that could be related to circumvention under EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling, a questionnaire was developed and sent to all project partners of ANTICSS with the request to report any cases of suspect behaviour of a product model under testing they know about. In total, 24 cases with suspect behaviour were received and further assessed in detail.

Preliminary definition of circumvention and differentiation to other effects (Summary document):