Horizon 2020


ANTI-Circumvention of Standards for better market Surveillance

Building upon the existing Ecodesign / Energy labelling regulations and applicable harmonised standards, ANTICSS will assess appliances circunvenction practices.

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ANTICSS objectives are (i) to assess and define “circumvention” to achieve a better product positioning in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling (ii) to collect, analyse and learn from cases of circumvention. From these findings, conclusions how to better detecting and preventing future circumvention will be derived; (iii) to assess impacts ‘if’ and ‘how much’ energy consumption and/or functional performance modifications could be ascribed to circumvention by conducting appliance testing; (iv) to define alternative test procedures. ANTICSS will ensure sustainability beyond the project life by (v) practical capacity building measures for key actors of market surveillance, (vi) supporting communication and collaboration platforms between stakeholders and (vii) providing policy recommendations to prevent circumvention under EU legislation.

Main Activities ADENE

ADENE main activities include the participation in project and experts meetings and the involvement of the relevant Portuguese stakeholders to assure relation to the activities and applicability of the results to the Portuguese market. ADENE will also be active in communication with the value market chain.

Key Deliverables

• Preparation of the investigation of specific circumvention cases;
• Assessment of circumvention impact;
• Capacity building for key actors in market survaillance;
• Policy recommendations on circumvention practices for key target groups at national and EU-Level.

Portuguese Deliverables

• Project website;
• Alternative test methods and approaches to prevent circumvention practices;
• Capacity building material and sessions;
• Communication materials.

Financial Information

Financial Instrument
Horizon 2020
Total Budget
1 961 948.75 €
Budget ADENE
58 285.00 €


36 months (01/04/2018 – 30/03/2021)

Project Coordination

Joana Fernandes