In Germany the Great Coalition plans a range of measures to further develop the institutional landscape for consumer policy. In the context of a study for the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, ConPolicy-Director Prof Dr Christian Thorun problematizes the objectives of consumer policy, establishes requirements for a future-oriented institutional landscape for consumer policy, conducts a status quo analysis and identifies areas for improvement. The key conclusion of this study is that there are some pressing areas for intervention: The heterogonous landscape of actors should be consolidated and overlaps in responsibilities should be reduced. The information exchange between the various institutions should be improved and is to be formalized. Furthermore, consumer participation in consumer policy should be improved.
The publication can be found here.