• Introduction

    The European Union’s Ecodesign and Energy Labelling directives contribute to the EU's 2020 targets for energy-efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions, via more than 30 implementing regulations. Energy labels encourage consumers to purchase more energy-efficient products, which also leads to lower household energy bills. In parallel, Ecodesign creates a regulatory level playing field for industry in the EU market by setting minimum harmonised efficiency and performance requirements for products, and contributing to dynamic technological innovations. Governments around the world are implementing similar "race to the top" measures, contributing to a converging worldwide regulatory environment. This opening session will set the scene for the conference, looking back at past achievements, summarising the present situation and outlining the challenges ahead.


    We kindly ask you to register by 15 February 2014 at the latest (compulsory).

  • Programme at a glance


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  • Contact

    For any questions, please contact us at:

    email:  ProductsPolicyConference2014@gopa-cartermill.com

     phone: +32.(0)2.234 50 61

  • Draft Programme

  • Directions

    Event venue address

    170 rue de la Loi European Commission 1049 Brussels Belgium


    How to get there:

    From Brussels-National Airport:

    • Licensed TAXIS are available outside the Arrivals hall. The fare should cost around €40.
    • AIRPORT BUS LINE: Bus 12 direction Brussels City (From Monday to Friday until 8 PM) or BUS 21 direction Ducale (From Monday to Friday after 8 PM, on weekends and holidays) to SCHUMAN (two-minute walk from the venue). The bus leaves three times an hour from the Bus Station on the level below Arrivals. The journey takes around 30 minutes and costs €6 if the ticket is purchased inside the vehicle or €4 if purchased outside the vehicle. For further information: STIB/MIVB website
    • TRAINS leave the station on Level -1 of the airport four times an hour. Reaching the venue takes around 25 minutes and cost €7.80. Take the train to BRUSSELS CENTRAL STATION. For further information: SNCB/NMBS website

    From Brussels Central Station:

    • Metro Line 1 (Direction Stockel/Stokkel) or Metro Line 5 (Direction Hermann-Debroux).
      Stop: Schuman

    From Brussels South Station:

    • Metro Lines 2 or 6 Direction Simonis (Elisabeth)
      Stop: Arts-Loi / Kunst-Wet
    • 2. Connection with Metro Line 1 (Direction Stockel/Stokkel) or Metro Line 5 (Direction Hermann-Debroux)
      Stop: Schuman

    Please consult the detailed map [2.8Mb] for more information.