The Consumer Programme 2007-2013 adopted by the Council and the European Parliament on 18 December 2006 (Decision 1926/2006/EC) constitutes the financial framework of Consumer policy with a total of €156.8 million in funding for its duration.
Every year, the Commission establishes its annual work programme setting the various budget items for consumer policy to be spent on a given year.
This annual programme is then submitted to an advisory committee provided for under Article 10 of Decision 1926/2006/EC.
The committee, the Consumer Financial Programme Committee (CFPC), composed of representatives of the 27 Member States of the EU, meets formally in the last quarter of every year in order to give its opinion on the annual work programme through a vote.
The Consumer Programme 2007-2013 aims primarily to ensure:
- a high level of consumer protection, notably through improved information on consumer-related data, better consultation and better representation of consumers’ interests.
- the effective application of consumer protection rules, notably through cooperation between authorities and organisations responsible for the implementation of consumer legislation, information, education and dispute resolution.
You will find more information on the page of the Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumers