ANTICSS - closing all roads to circumvention

Online Workshop with Kathrin Graulich

29.06.2021 09:00 Uhr  - 29.06.2021 10:30 Uhr


Laboratories, Market Surveillance Authorities and Certification Institutes play a key role in product testing and are at the front line for detecting possible circumvention. Manufacturers and experts are deeply involved in product design and standardization. However, currently, there is no ample knowledge or experience in dealing with circumvention and jeopardy effects in respect to the environmental aspects or potential reputation damage for the manufacturer.

Since 2018, the European Union has been co-funding the Horizon 2020 research project “ANTICSS – Anti-Circumvention of Standards for better Market Surveillance”. Main results are now available (see also

With a view to supporting all stakeholders in specifically tackling circumvention, VDE together with Oeko- Institute and University of Bonn are organizing a 90-minute online workshop.

On the agenda:

  • Short introduction of the ANTICSS project
  • Circumvention’ as new topic in European legislation
  • ANTICSS definition for ‘circumvention’ and ‘jeopardy effects’; ‘alternative‘ test methods
  • Real-life cases and impacts of ‚circumvention‘ and ‚jeopardy effects‘
  • Assessment of lost energy savings by circumvention
  • Implications for and further responsibilities of relevant stakeholder groups (regulators, Market Surveillance Authorities, test laboratories, standardization) 


Our ANTICSS project partners with in-depth experience in the field will lead you through the workshop and be there to answer your questions.

  • Kathrin Graulich, Deputy Head of Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division, Oeko-Institut; project manager of the ANTICSS project
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Stamminger, Professor at University of Bonn; ANTICSS project partner
  • Christoph Türk, Expert of Energy efficiency of household appliances, VDE Testing and Certification Institute; ANTICSS project partner




VDE, Oeko-Institut and University of Bonn

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