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 EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement
for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes

Project plan

This project will be based mainly on the requirements addressed in the Annex I of the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and the council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel and Communication COM(2008) 400 "Public Procurement for a better Environment". The Revision of the Ecolabel criteria of the current two product groups namely: "Indoor Paints and Varnishes" and "Outdoor Paints and Varnishes" is initially planned to elaborate in a common background study addressing the product group of "Paints and Varnishes". However, the final decision if the current two product groups shall be addressed together in one will be made in a later phase from the EUEB Ecolabel Board together with DR ENV and the respective ad-hoc technical working group.

The following five tasks are foreseen:

Task 1: Product definition and categorization of Indoor Paints and Varnishes and Outdoor Paints and Varnishes product group

Task 2: Economic and market analysis

Task 3: Technical analysis

Task 4: Improvement potential

Task 5: Elaboration of draft criteria and technical background reports

The duration of this project is 12 months.

Registered stakeholders will be informed about the publication of draft reports, the availability of questionnaires or upcoming meetings by email.

The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.