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The Preparatory Study develops the background data analysis to a stage where policy-makers are enabled to propose a mix of policy options and technical requirements for the product group in question. The data to be compiled must comprehensively summarise the environmental, market, socio-economic and technical information for the product group concerned. The Preparatory Study addresses the following tasks, in accordance with the Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) developed by the European Commission:

  • Task 1 – Scope
  • Task 2 – Markets
  • Task 3 – Users
  • Task 4 – Technologies
  • Task 5 – Environment and Economics
  • Task 6 – Design options
  • Task 7 – Scenarios

Project timeline

This figure shows an indicative timeline of the project:




Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings to discuss on the draft reports took place in May 2018, January 2019 and June 2020.

Stakeholder consultation

No ongoing consultation