Planning & Meetings

Ecodesign preparatory studies are a very transparent process, including stakeholder consultations.


A kick-off meeting took place on April 8, 2020, with the European Commission to determine details of the study.

A first stakeholder meeting took place as an online meeting on July 13, 2020. Documentation of this meeting is provided below. The interim task 1 - 2 reports and a discussion paper on tasks 3 and 4 are publicly available and were discussed at the first stakeholder meeting. 

In October and November further draft task reports (Tasks 3 -6) have been published to seek feedback from stakeholders. The draft report of the last task of such a preparatory study has been released on December 16, 2020. 

A final stakeholder meeting took place online on December 18, 2020.

Preparatory STudy

Date Event / plan
April 8, 2020 Kick-off
June 12, 2020 Publication of first draft task reports on scope and market analysis available in the documents section

July 13, 2020

First Stakeholder meeting (online), see documents section for draft task reports and discussion paper. The agenda and presentation slides are  provided below.

Late registration closed on July 9.

August 10, 2020

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on draft Task 1 and 2 reports.

October/November, 2020 Draft Task 3, 4, 5 and 6 reports published, see documents section.
December 16, 2020 Draft Task 7 report published, see documents section.

December 18, 2020

Final Stakeholder meeting.

Registration for the meeting closed December 10, 2020.

January 8, 2021

Deadline for stakeholder comments (Task 5, 6).

January 17, 2021

Deadline for stakeholder comments (Task 7).

March 3, 2021 Final preparatory study report published, see documents section.

Follow-up process

Date Event / plan
April 16, 2021 Stakeholder update meeting (registration closed)

June 28, 2021

Consultation Forum meeting (for members of the Consultation Forum only)

September 7, 2021

Stakeholder meeting on the reparability score for smartphones & tablets

September 16, 2021

Stakeholder meeting on the measurement and calculation of the energy efficiency of smartphones & tablets

Status Update Meeting

A stakeholder meeting in conjunction with the impact assessment was held through Webex as online meeting on April 16, 2021, 09:30 –  12:30 CEST. The main objective was to discuss the final version of the preparatory study, in particular the policy scenarios and potential input for legislation presented in Task 7 (scenario analysis) and its annexes. Specific focus was also given to the proposed testing and calculation methods. 

April 16, 2021 - Presentation slides
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Your feedback on discussed matters, including proposed improvements, is appreciated. Send any such input latest by mid May, preferrably earlier, to .

stakeholder meeting on the stakeholder meeting on the reparability score for smartphones & tablets

A stakeholder web-meeting took place on 7 September 2021, at 09:30 – 12:30 via WebEx.

The purpose of the meeting was to present a draft methodology currently developed by the JRC and discuss the progress made. Key elements of the scoring system were presented, including the rating of parameters, such as disassembly depth, and weighting factors. The Commission clarified the next steps on the inclusion of reparability scoring in the context of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements. Registration closed on 30th August.

stakeholder meeting on the measurement and calculation of the energy efficiency of smartphones & tablets

A stakeholder web-meeting will take place on 16 September 2021 at 09:30 – 12:30 via WebEx. The main objective is to present the ongoing work by the consultants (company SmartViser) on the testing scope and the execution methodology for assessing smartphones energy efficiency. No discussion paper will be sent prior to the meeting. Registration closed on 8 September 2021.

Final STakeholder Meeting

December 18, 2020 - Stakeholder Meeting: Agenda and housekeeping rules
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December 18, 2020 - Presentation slides
December 18, 2020 - Presentation slides.
Adobe Acrobat Document 8.1 MB
December 18, 2020 - DG GROW Introduction and Next Steps
December 18, 2020 - DG GROW Introduction
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Minutes, Final Stakeholder Meeting
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1st STakeholder Meeting

July 13, 2020 - Stakeholder Meeting: Agenda and housekeeping rules
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July 13, 2020 - Presentation slides
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.8 MB
July 13, 2020 - DG GROW Introduction
DG GROW Intro to preparatory study.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 844.6 KB
Minutes, 1st Stakeholder Meeting
Minutes 1st Stakeholder Meeting.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 596.8 KB
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