Consumer policy deals with a wide range of markets and challenges. Political interventions therefore often have wide implications for consumers and businesses. Often these impacts are not systematically analysed and taken into account in the political process. Hence some demand more impact assessments in consumer policy. Today the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung invites to a workshop on the topic “More empirical evidence in consumer policy? Thoughts on the introduction of impact assessments”. In the workshop a study about more empirical foundation of consumer policy by means of impact assessments will be presented. The study was commissioned by the German Federation of Consumer Organisations. ConPolicy Director Dr Christian Thorun concludes the workshop with a résumé.