Start of the EEPLIANT

Action on Market Surveillance of EU Energy Label and Minimum Efficiency Requirements

With the kick-off conference held from 29 to 30 April 2015 in Brussels, the EEPLIANT Action has been officially launched. The key objective of the EEPLIANT is to help deliver the intended economic and environment benefits of the EU Energy Labelling and Ecodesign legislations by increasing the rates of compliance with the EU energy efficiency requirements.

This will be achieved through coordinating the monitoring, verification and enforcement activities of 13 Market Surveillance Authorities across the EU Single Market. The project is coordinated by PROSAFE and is funded by the European Union’ research and development support mechanism Horizon 2020.

During the following 28 months, the project participants will review and test energy performance of hundreds of LED lamps, home and office printers, and space and combination heaters. These products will be taken from the market – shops and other distribution channels, just as regular consumers and end-users would do, and their compliance with the energy efficiency related requirements will be inspected and measured in laboratories. In case of any noncompliance found, the market surveillance authorities will take appropriate enforcement action on their own markets.

The project has been designed not only to assist authorities in verifying energy consumption of
hundreds of specific products found on the EU market, but also to facilitate the cooperation with
other stakeholders, such as industry associations, in achieving higher rates of overall product
compliance with the EU legislation requirements.

Individual products selected for compliance verification will be selected based on high risk of
noncompliance. Countries directly represented within the project include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Please contact the project coordinator for more inquires about the project plans and activities, future outcomes and expected results.

Contact Persons:
Nicolaas Olie, Executive Director,
Juraj Krivošík, EEPLIANT Work Package Communication Coordinator,

Background information

This information is issued by PROSAFE and the surveillance authorities representing 12 EU countries in the EEPLIANT 2014 Action.
The Action is coordinated by PROSAFE (Product Safety Forum of Europe), a non-profit organisation that brings together market surveillance officers from all over Europe and across the world. Visit to learn more. On this website you will also find more information about EEPLIANT 2014 and the other Joint Actions coordinated by PROSAFE. Explore the links to “Projects” in the left-hand column.

This PROSAFE press release arises from the Action EEPLIANT 2014, which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 649894.
The content of this press release represents the views of the author and it is his sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) or any other body of the European Union. EASME does not accept responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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