SANCO - Health and Consumers DG
The Consumer Safety Network is a consultative expert group chaired by the European Commission. Its Members are composed of national experts from the administrations of the 28 Member States and EFTA/EEA countries competent in product safety; candidate countries and selected stakeholders are invited to attend as Observers. The expert group stimulates reflection and discusses topics related to consumer product and service safety and provides a knowledge base for policy work. It facilitates the exchange of expertise and best practices. In recent years, the main areas of discussion have been the safety of consumer products (including joint actions on market surveillance), and consumer services, including fire safety in hotels and relevant data collection. The group meets on average three times per year, usually in conjunction with the meetings of the General Product Safety Directive Committee.
Coordinates with Member States, exchange of views
Provides expertise to the Commission when preparing implementing measures, i.e. before the Commission submits these draft measures to a comitology committee
Third Country (Consumer affairs), National administrations