CIRPASS Final Event – March 5th, 2024

On March 5th 2024, CIRPASS held its Final Event “State of play and possible future developments of the DPP”, in a hybrid form in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of the event was on critical issues still facing the DPP, exploring “Why, What, How, and When” aspects related to Digital Product Password (DPP) development and future deployment. 

Presentations of the CIRPASS project results and those of the two other collaborating projects, BatteryPass and Product Information 4.0, provided background for these conversations. Attendees acquired a deeper comprehension of the DPP’s prospects and challenges, both present and future, as well as how these three projects are collaborating to enhance and motivate the European Commission work on the DPP.

The meeting had the participation of CIRPASS partners, European Commission members, and partners from the two invited projects, Product Information 4.0 and BatteryPass. In total, 93 people were present at the Albert Borschette Centre in Brussels, and more than 1000 attendees were online sharing impressions about the presentations.

It was a full day of discussions about the future state and developments of DPP. More than 340 questions were addressed to the participants through Slido; and 3 panels, 32 speakers, and important results and initiatives were discussed between participants on site, allowing not just fruitful exchange but also networking for future endeavors and for the CIRPASS-2 project, starting now in May 2024.

All the information shown during the day of the event, including presentations, short videos, recordings and the Q&A file are already available on the event’s page on the CIRPASS website.


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.