The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) Project has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 312605.
FP7 is the short name for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This is the EU’s main instrument for funding research in Europe and it runs from 2007-2013. FP7 is also designed to respond to Europe’s employment needs, competitiveness and quality of life.
The project will collect, study, and identify gaps in the current legislation in place at the International and European level such as the European Commission Directives on hazardous substances in products placed on the market in Europe and their treatment:
In addition, the CWIT project, through intensive data collection, information gathering process, and an intelligence-based approach, will:
The CWIT project plans to develop a set of recommendations:
Finally the CWIT project will ensure a multi-layer platform for exchange of information among the end-users consisting of law enforcement authorities, customs organisations, policy makers, etc. enabling them to better prevent and respond to the illegal trade of WEEE.