Welcome to the website of the preparatory study on the review of Commission Regulation (EU) no. 617/2013 on Computers and Computer Servers. This study will provide the European Commission with the technical, economic, environmental, market and societal analyses relevant for the review of the current regulation.

This is a review study, but due to a technology and market change that has occurred since the initial preparatory study on Lot 3 concluded in 2007 (combined for computers and displays), and due to an envisaged partial change of scope and a number of new aspects that need to be covered, this study will comprise a complexity comparable to a preparatory study.

The overall study objective is to assist the Commission in reviewing the current regulation and presenting the results to the Ecodesign Consultation Forum no later than 17 January 2017.

The study is carried out for the European Commission, DG Energy by Vito and Viegand Maag√łe A/S. The study team started work in January 2016 and is expected to be finished in April 2017.

What's new? 

Date  Subject 
3 February 2017 Publication updated task reports
3 February 2017 JRC report: Analysis of material efficiency aspects of personal computers product group 
16 January 2017 Stakeholder meeting
December 2016 Draft task 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.1 report + feedback form
December 2016 Registration for stakeholder meeting
February 2016 Launch of the project website
January 2016 Beginning of work