LIFE - Supporting Clean Energy Transition

Deadline :
September 7, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
3 years
Funding available:
EUR 900,000
Partners required:
A single NGO or a consortia of NGOs, covering at least 2/3 of the EU Member States

Funding programme

LIFE is the EU’s funding programme dedicated to the environment and climate action.

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Call overview

This call aims to support the EU’s efforts in the area of standardisation activities for eco-design and energy labelling legislation, as well as energy audits and energy management systems, and thus support the application of the Energy Efficiency First principle.

Objective

The proposed project under the topic LIFE 2022-PLP-ENER shall address the following specific needs and Policy Priorities identified by the Member States in the sub-programme Clean Energy transition.

  • Supporting EU’s standardisation activities related to eco-design, energy labelling, energy audits and energy management systems

Background

Standards are the backbone of eco-design and energy labelling regulations, and very relevant as well in the context of energy audits and energy management systems. For eco-design and energy labelling regulations to deliver, the standardised test-procedures must be available or elaborated in response to new regulatory requirements and be sufficiently simple, repeatable and reproducible to avoid an excessive testing burden on manufacturers, service providers and authorities. At the same time they must, to the extent possible, take into account the real-life usage of a given product or system, reflect average consumer and end-user behaviour, and be robust in order to deter intentional and unintentional circumvention.

The objectives of the action are to support the EU’s efforts in the area of standardisation activities for eco-design and energy labelling legislation, as well as energy audits and energy management systems, and thus support the application of the Energy Efficiency First principle. In particular, this will be achieved by participating and contributing to the standardisation processes, ensuring transparency, consideration of the interests of civil society, understanding and challenging the industrial interests. Specifically for energy-related products and to the extent feasible, by improving the standards’ representativeness of average real-world usage of products. Such representativeness is not only fundamental in ensuring the effectiveness of the eco-design and energy labelling regulations, but also in responding to the interests of users of energy-related products, audits and energy management systems.

Specific project

The proposed project should provide support to environmental and consumer NGOs for their representation in standardisation processes for eco-design and energy labelling legislation, as well as for energy audits and energy management systems, and overall support the application of the Energy Efficiency First principle as part of its activities in the European and International Standardisation Organisations.

The tasks to be undertaken under this grant agreement are focused on two areas: 1) Monitoring of horizontal and product specific standardisation activities related to eco-design, energy labelling, energy audits and energy management systems, 2) Participation in and contributions to the Technical Committees and related Working Groups in the European and International Standardisation Organisations at different levels of the standardisation process. The deliverables will include regular progress reports, research reports, position papers, compatibility analyses, input into standardisation requests, guidelines, etc. Ideally, a joint participation of environmental and consumer NGOs is desired to ensure due consideration of both environmental and wider consumer and end-user perspectives.

Consortium composition

  • The applicants shall be a single NGO or a consortia of NGOs, covering through their membership at least 2/3 of the EU Member States, able to ensure representation in the framework of the relevant Technical Committees and related Working Groups in the European and International Standardisation Organisations, at different level of the standardisation process.
  • Applicants shall have an expert understanding of the eco-design and energy labelling regulations, and of other standardisation activities in the field of energy efficiency, including energy audits and energy management systems. Applicants should also have a good understanding of the wider sustainability of products framework, related upcoming initiatives at EU level and possible novelties introduced by the FF55 18 legislative revisions on energy.

Project duration

Envisaged duration of the project: 3 years.

Budget

Foreseen EU contribution EUR 900 000, EU co-financing rate: 90%

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Deadline :
September 7, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
3 years
Funding available:
EUR 900,000
Partners required:
A single NGO or a consortia of NGOs, covering at least 2/3 of the EU Member States