EEPLIANT3 - Work Package 5 - Concerted training actions, including an exchange programme
Work Package Leader: Federal Public Services Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Belgium
Work Package Coordinator: vores bureau, Denmark
Being an inspector within ecodesign and energy labelling is a big task. Many (>50) regulations apply covering many very different product types, some of which are very complex. Therefore, continuous training of inspectors is necessary.
As EU regulations apply equally in all Member States, exchange and cooperation between Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) are essential for the market actors to be treated on the same level playing field.
To provide tailor-made training to support the building of capacities within MSAs of ecodesign and energy labelling regulations, according to their needs.
A second objective is to create added-value by providing opportunities for Member State authorities to learn from each other, but also, share knowledge with countries outside the jurisdiction of the EU and with associated countries currently working towards becoming members of the EU. Past experience has proved that there is an added-value in creating new ways for Member States to participate in training modules.
- Setting the focus of the action for providing training;
- Creating an overview of existing tools and guidelines;
- Elaborate and execute an exchange programme;
- Develop further tools (guidelines, inspection template, etc.) to assist daily MSAs' tasks;
- Sharing results of market surveillance with jurisdictions outside EU;
- Support and exchange of experience with EU associated countries;
- Develop a concept for online training and live streaming of one training module.
EEPLIANT3 conducted a free-of-charge online webinar on 20 January 2022 from 9:00 – 13:00 CET on “How to Conduct Technical Documentation Inspections”. The aim was to train market surveillance officers on how to conduct technical documentation inspections in the area of energy labelling and eco-design for inspected products.
The material from the Webinar can be accessed here by logging in.
21 Market Surveillance Authorities and 3 other organisations from the following 19 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.