Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and ConPolicy will host workshop series on the state of consumer interest representation in Germany

Due to deregulation, liberalisation and globalisation consumer markets have gained in complexity for consumers. In light of these developments it is to ask whether the current landscape of consumer organisations is still adequately equipped to represent consumers in markets. This question will be elaborated in a workshop series which is organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung with technical support by ConPolicy. The workshops will investigate, inter alia, (new) challenges to consumer protection, the relationship between public and private consumer institutions, the institutional, legal and financial preconditions for an effective consumer representation and international best practice.