Before the first working plan was established, the European Commission prepared a "transitional" plan including priority product groups, for which the first preparatory studies (lots 00 to 19) were completed.
First Working plan 2009-2011:
The Working Plan for the period 2009-2011 was published in October 2008.
The Working Plan is based on a study commissioned by the European Commission. This study defined 57 product groups and suggested 25 priorities.
Second Working Plan 2012-2014:
From November 2010 to December 2011 a study (tasks 1-2, task 3, task 4, annex) for the new Working Plan for the period after 2011 was carried out on behalf of the European Commission. Based on this study, the Commission adopted the Working Plan for the period 2012-2014 under the Ecodesign Directive.
Third Working Plan 2015-2017:
The European Commission has launched a one-year study to provide support in establishing the Ecodesign Working Plan 2015-2017. The study aims at:
- Developing a convincing classification of product groups and
- Setting up an indicative list of priority product groups (indicative number of 20) for Ecodesign (and Energy Labelling) legislation.
The study is carried out by Öko-Institut, BIO by Deloitte and ERA Technology. The dedicated study website is available and stakeholders can register to be kept posted about the proceedings of the study. The study is expected to come to an end in January 2015.