Welcome to the Evaluation of the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) website.

The evaluation aimed to :

  • Assess the effectiveness and utility of the Ecodesign Directive, its development procedures and the results and impacts of its implementation;
  • Define the existing barriers and obstacles to optimal application of the Directive and any actions that may need to be taken to eliminate these barriers;
  • Provide recommendations to contribute to a review of the Directive;
  • Examine the appropriateness of extending the scope of the Directive beyond energy-related products and,
  • If an extension is appropriate, provide recommendations on additional products to include and on any necessary modifications of the framework Directive.
The evaluation was carried out for the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) by CSES (the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services), with their partners Oxford Research . The study started in January 2011 and delivered the final results in April 2012.

If you would like to read more about the background of this study, then please visit the Introduction.


10 Jan 2011    The evaluation is launched and the Inception phase of the project begins.

01 April 2011  First stakeholder survey  launched

20 April 2011  First progress report published

10 May 2011   First stakeholder meeting - Brussels

19 September 2011  First findings report    

5 October 2011  Second stakeholder meeting  

16 December 2011 Draft final report published  

18 January 2012  Third stakeholder meeting  

20 February 2012  Final report submitted to the Commission

16 April 2012 Final report published