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New study to evaluate the functioning of the Ecodesign Directive

According to article 21 of the Ecodesign Directive, the European Commission shall review the effectiveness of the Ecodesign policy not later than 2012. The Directive is expected to be revised following this review.

An independent study has been launched to provide elements for the evaluation, especially on the current functioning of the directive and its implementing measures and the possibility to further expand its scope. The study runs until December 2011. At the website stakeholders can register to be informed about the progress of the study.

Thus, currently three studies for the Commission on general aspects of the Ecodesign policy are on-going: on the preparation of the next working plan, on the review of the methodology for preparatory studies, and the study mentioned above about a general evaluation.