You can provide feedback on the latest status as presented in an update meeting on April 16, 2021 to and it will be considered in the impact assessment of policy options and the refinement of possible policy measures.

This section presents all the documents published during the preparatory study and was updated regularly.

Relative to similar preparatory Ecodesign studies the planning for this study is very short in time and therefore providing input, comments and feedback will need to be proportional to this. 


All comments will be published and used for the work of this preparatory study.

Date Publications
June 12, 2020

Tasks 1 and 2 Draft Reports are available for download below.

Feedback period ended August 10, 2020. (Moved to archive section)

June 29, 2020

Discussion Paper on Task 3 and 4 is available for download below. (Deleted)

October 21, 2020

Tasks 3 and 4 Draft Reports are available for download below.

Initial feedback period ended November 20, 2020. (Moved to archive section)

November 24, 2020

Tasks 5 and 6 Draft Reports are available for download below.

Use the feedback template for comments (deadline for feedback is January 8, 2021) (Moved to archive section)

December 17, 2020

Task 7 Draft Report is available for download below.

Use the feedback template for comments (deadline for feedback is January 17, 2021) (Moved to archive section)

March 3, 2021

Publication of final Tasks 1-7 reports

(single document downloads available below this table)

March 3, 2021

Task 1 Final Report - Scope (definitions, standards and legislation)
Task_1_ErP_study final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.2 MB
Task 2 Final Report - Markets
Task_2_ErP_study final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.7 MB
Task 3 Final Report - Users (product demand side)
Task_3_ErP_study final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.2 MB
Task 4 Final Report - Technologies
Task_4_ErP_study final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.1 MB
Task 5 Final Report - Environment and Economics
Task_5_ErP_study final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.5 MB
Task 6 Final Report - Design options
Task_6_ErP_study final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.6 MB
Task 7 Final Report - Scenarios
Task_7_ErP_study final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.4 MB
Stakeholder comments on draft Tasks 1 - 7 reports, study team replies
Microsoft Excel Table 127.8 KB

A consolidated version of the full study compiled in one document has been published on the European Commission's website:

Citation: Schischke, K.; Clemm, C.; Berwald, A.; Proske, M.; Dimitrova, G.; Reinhold, J.; Prewitz, C.; Durand, A.; Beckert, B.: Ecodesign preparatory study on mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, Final report, Fraunhofer IZM, Fraunhofer ISI and Vito, Brussels, Belgium, February 2021, ISBN 978-92-76-31461-5, DOI 10.2873/175802


This report is identical to the individual task reports except for editorial adaptations.



Documents below were published in earlier phases of the study for discussions with stakeholders. Updated documents are available now to reflect stakeholder input and new evidence.

Draft Task 1-7 Reports
These reports were subject to stakeholder discussions and have been revised in early 2021. Drafts are for information purpose only, as a reference point for the stakeholder comments made earlier in the process.
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 27.5 MB

For documents related to the stakeholder meetings see the Planning & Meetings page.