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Towards a Coherent European Approach to Collective Redress


Period of consultation

  • Opening date: 4 February 2011
  • Closing date: 30 April 2011

Objective of the consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to identify common legal principles on collective redress.

Moreover the consultation should help to examine how such common principles could fit into the EU legal system and into the legal orders of the 27 EU countries.

The consultation also explores in which fields different forms of collective redress (injunctive and/or compensatory) could have an added value for improving the enforcement of EU legislation, or for better protecting the rights of victims.

The resulting set of principles should guide any possible initiative for collective redress in EU legislation.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

  • Responsible service: Directorate-General Justice
    Unit A1 - Judicial co-operation in civil matters
  • E-mail:
  • Postal address:European Commission
    "Consultation on collective redress"
    Avenue de Bourget 1-3
    B-1140 Brussels (Evere)

Each contribution should be clearly marked "Consultation on collective redress".

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Multiple replies from citizens

Other replies (309 submissions on 3 November 2011)