Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union.
The topic of manipulated testing results, or “circumvention” is currently exposed to the highest attention of the public and media, not only for the emission of cars (“dieselgate”) but also with regard to other EU legislation. For this reason the project “ANTICSS – Anti-Circumvention of Standards for better market Surveillance” has been funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Its objectives are to define and assess "circumvention" in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation and their harmonised standards.
ANTICSS objectives include clear delimitation from other effects to facilitate unambiguous public communication. Its aims are also to collect, analyse and learn from cases of circumvention by literature research and dedicated expert interviews, as well as analysing existing EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislation and standardisation for possible loopholes.
ANTICSS project is designed to provide:
- practical capacity building measures for key actors of market surveillance and test laboratories
- support communication and collaboration platforms between major stakeholders
- reliability to manufacturers by specifying potentially vague legislation and standards which might be interpreted differently by market actors and some of them taking unfair advantages
- policy recommendations for policy makers and standardisation bodies to prevent future circumvention.
Project duration: 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021