European Commission


The study started in December 2014 and is expected to finish in 2017. The table below gives an indicative timeline for the coming tasks. The timeline is subject to change and may be updated during the course of the study.




December 2014

Launch of study

May 2015

Launch of website

December 2015

Progress report

11 February 2016

Stakeholder meeting

June 2016

Draft final report

December 2014 - January 2017

Technical assistance

February 2016 - January 2017

Technology roadmap


Consultation Forum meeting


Final report


Note that the Commission foresees a Consultation Forum on this product group in the second half of 2016.

Those who have registered through this website will be informed of website updates, meetings and availability of (draft) documents.

Any stakeholder meeting is subject to confirmation of room availability at the European Commission. Please do not make your travel arrangement before receiving the final agenda about 4 weeks prior to the meeting.