The Consumer Programme 2007-2013 constitutes the financial framework of consumer policy, providing a total of EUR 156.8 million in funding for its duration.
NB. Calls for proposals under this funding programme are not published on the Justice website as the programme is not managed by the Directorate General for Justice. For more information, see:
Every year, the Commission establishes its annual work programme setting out the various budget items for consumer policy to be absorbed in that given year.
This annual programme is then submitted to an Advisory Committee, the Consumer Financial Programme Committee (CFPC), provided for under Article 10 of the Decision of the Council and the European Parliament on 18 December 2006 .
This committee, composed of representatives of the 27 EU countries of the EU, meets formally during 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.
The Consumer Programme will be implemented via 11 actions according to the priorities set out in the current Annual Work Programme.