How ECC Net works

ECC Net is a network of independently-managed offices co-funded by the European Commission. If you live in the EU, Iceland or Norway, the ECC in your country can

  • explain your rights as a consumer
  • help you settle a dispute with a seller based in another EU country (or Iceland or Norway)
  • tell you who to contact if they can't help

As well as assisting consumers, ECC Net is an expert and trusted partner to stakeholders and policy makers seeking to promote consumer rights. It has an importnant role in alerting enforcement authorities about traders that are in breach of consumer law.

One of the values of the network is its rapid repsonse to emerging issues, such as the assistance provided to consumers during the Covid 19 pandemic.

To find out more, visit the network's website

Casehandling overview

In 2021, ECC Net assisted over 126000 consumers. These consumers recieved tailored information and advice about their consumer issue. In more than 20000 cases, ECCs also contacted traders to help settle a dispute. 64% of these cases, the dispute settled amicably.

Contact ECC Net

You must contact ECC Net in the country where you live.

Austria

Italy

Belgium

Latvia

Bulgaria

Lithuania

Croatia

Luxembourg

Cyprus

Malta

Czech Republic

Netherlands

Denmark

Norway

Estonia

Poland

Finland

Portugal

France

Romania

Germany

Slovakia

Greece

Slovenia

Hungary

Spain

Iceland

Sweden

Ireland

 

 

ECC Net also cooperates with the International Consumer Centre in the UK.

Publications

The ECC Net also publishes guidance and advice on common consumer problems, which you can find at the following links

Documents

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