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Health & Consumer Voice - December - 2008 Edition

First European Masters course on Consumer Policy launched

Ms Meglena Kuneva, European Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, officially inaugurated the very first European Masters course on Consumer Policy on 9 November. This Masters course will be offered in 3 cities in 9 EU Member States: Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom.

The aim is to create specialists in consumer policy; specialists who will be able to enter the labour market with the objective of raising consumers issues in companies, decision-making bodies and consumers’ organisations. Among the subjects covered in the course will be legislation on consumer policy, consumer psychology and behavioural analysis. Also covered will be economics, marketing and technology with a particular focus on consumers or on sustainable consumption. The Commission has been actively involved in the creation and financing of this programme.

For further information please consult:

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/08/1736&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN