Students urged to get advice before they travel
The ECCS can also provide students with information on services they may be
looking to purchase and make them aware of their rights when in Europe.
Jane Negus, ECCS executive says, “Gap year students will purchase many
services when travelling in Europe, from accommodation to extreme sports.
By contacting us first they can be sure of how they can protect themselves and
gain enough information to make an informed choice when choosing their service
Why not sign up for the ECCS newsletter? The Portal will keep you
up-to-date on all the hot topics for those purchasing services in the EU?
Either email them at firstname.lastname@example.org,
call 08456 08 94 94 or sign up on the "subscription page" at: www.ukecc-services.net
A new leaflet "
Get the services you need wherever you are " produced by the Commission
explains how consumers can fully benefit from the Services
Directive – wider choice, better value and easier access to services across
Know your rights leaflet [2 MB] .
The European Consumer Centre for Services was launched at the end of 2009 to
meet the requirements of the EU's Services Directive. This requires every
EU member state to have a portal for information that assists consumers to
access services in other EU member states.
It is hosted by Trading Standards Institute and funded by the UK's
Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
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