The ANTICSS project will collect, analyse and learn from cases of circumvention by researching the literature, dedicated expert interviews and systematic analysis of existing EU Ecodesign and energy labelling legislation and standards for possible loopholes. The potential relationship between circumvention and “smart” products with specific embedded software is also addressed.

“By raising overall awareness of circumvention among stakeholders, ANTICSS is expected to support effective EU legislation enforcement and increase acceptance and trust of market actors, consumers and civil society specifically in the Ecodesign and energy labelling legislation”, said Kathrin Graulich, project coordinator at Oeko-Institut, Germany.

Read more about the ANTICSS project, its goals and planned achievements, in the press release, published July 3rd, 2018, here.