State of play and possible future developments of the  Digital Product Passport (DPP) 

State of play and possible future developments of the  Digital Product Passport (DPP) 

State of play and possible future developments of the
Digital Product Passport (DPP)

A CIRPASS event in collaboration with the Product Information 4.0 and BatteryPass projects .
Online event, 5 March 2024, 09h30 – 17h30 CET  

Are you interested in how digitalisation can support the circular economy? With Digital Product Passports (DPP) expected to come into force by 2027, and gradually expanded to a wide scope of product groups, this event will contribute to your understanding of DPP deployment. 

The CIRPASS final public event will once again bring together European industries, policymakers, R&D centres, standardisation organisations, circular economy and sustainability actors and digital solution providers to learn more about the current state and possible future developments of the Digital Product Passport (DPP). 

The full-day online event will take place on Tuesday, 5 March 2024 from 9h30 to 17h30 CET. 

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The focus of the event will be on critical issues still facing the DPP, exploring “Why, What, How, and When” aspects related to DPP development and future deployment. These discussions will be informed by presentations of CIRPASS project results, as well as those of two other participating projects, Product Information 4.0 and BatteryPass. 

Attendees will gain a wider understanding of the DPP’s current and future challenges and opportunities, as well as how these three projects are working together to inspire and contribute to the broader work of the EC on the DPP. There will be two discussion panels and opportunities will be given to the audience to ask questions and interact with EC personnel and DPP experts. 

CIRPASS is an EU-funded project that brings together 31 experienced partners to prepare the ground for the gradual piloting and deployment of the DPP, focusing on developing a roadmap for three value chains: electronics, batteries and textiles. 


CIRPASS Consortium Meeting in Wuppertal, January 2024

The CIRPASS consortium partners gathered on January 30 and 31st in the city of Wuppertal, Germany, at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. The two-day meeting had the objective of discussing the progress achieved since the last meeting in October 2023, as well as to define the final steps and work needed to deliver the project to its finish.

The first day started with Michele Galatoa, Policy Officer of the European Commission, detailing the state of play of the DPP, the possible next steps, and answering some of the partners’ questions. The DPP is an important deliverable in the Commission’s strategy to digitalise a green and digital economy. Its objective  is to simplify digital access to relevant product-specific information in the areas of sustainability, circularity, and legal compliance. Michele also listed other product groups that the Commission already pre-identified as priorities for the ESPR working plan, such as iron and steel, textiles, furniture, detergents, and energy-related products. 

The upcoming discussions of day one circulated around the targeted actions to reach underrepresented stakeholder groups and the review and development of the reports on the DPP information architecture. There was also some time to do some focus working groups. On the second day, some of the discussion between partners was about the projects’ DPP roadmaps for the three industries CIRPASS is focused on: batteries, electronics, and textiles. 

The two days were filled with expectations for the last months of the project and the preparation for the Final Event of CIRPASS, which will happen on March 5, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium. 

The upcoming hybrid event – for invitees and open to the public in online form – will demonstrate the current situation of the DPP and explore possible future developments. It will also count with the participation of two other projects: Project Information 4.0 and BatteryPass.

More information about the event will come out soon. Stay tuned.