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

Project team

Key contacts

The following people are part of the project team:

IPTS Oliver Wolf

Dear stakeholders, from January 1st, 2013 regarding this project please contact:

IPTS Nicholas Dodd
Oakdene Hollins Ben Walsh
  Peter Willis 


The IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies) is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Since 1994, we promote and enable a better understanding of the links between technology, economy and society. Our mission is to provide customer-driven support to the EU policy-making process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio-economic as well as a scientific/ technological dimension. Our work is undertaken, mainly, at the request of other Directorates General of the European Commission. In addition in recent years several assignments have been carried out for the European Parliament. IPTS collaborates closely with the other Institutes of the Joint Research Centre and multiple partners across Europe.
The Product Bureau team of the IPTS's unit of Sustainable Production and Consumption focuses its work in assisting the DG ENV, DG ENTR, DG ENER and other DGs with technical background studies on the product policy tools of EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement, Ecodesign and Energy label for numerous product groups.

Oakdene Hollins

Oakdene Hollins is a research and consulting company working based in UK with business in several sectors aimed to support change toward more sustainable and less carbon-intensive products, processes, services and supply chains. The consultancy operates at a European scale and manage the Ecolabel scheme in the UK in collaboration with TUV/NEL.


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.