European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG)
The European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG) is the Commission's main forum to consult national and European consumer organisations.
constitutes a forum for general discussions on problems relating to consumer interests;
gives an opinion on Community matters affecting the protection of consumer interests;
advises and guides the Commission when it outlines policies and activities having an effect on consumers;
informs the Commission of developments in consumer policy in the Member States;
acts as a source of information and soundboard on Community action for the other national organisations.
ECCG consists of:
one representative of national consumer organisations per country;
one member from each European consumer organisation (BEUC and ANEC);
two associate members (EUROCOOP and COFACE);
Two EEA observers ( Iceland and Norway).
The ECCG meets three times a year in Brussels. It has been created by Commission Decision 2003/709/EC of 9 October 2003. This Decision has been repealed by Commission Decision 2009/705/EC of 14 September 2009 setting up a European Consumer Consultative Group.
You can contact the secretariat of the ECCG at: EC-CONSUMER-CONSULTATIVE-GROUP@ec.europa.eu
- ECCG sub-group on energy
- ECCG sub-group on Digital Single Market (DSM)