Role of the ECCG

The European Consumer Consultative Group is the Commission's main forum to consult with national and European consumer organisations.

Since its establishment in 1973, the European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG) assists the Commission by providing expert advice on EU consumer related issues, issuing opinions and participating in different fora.

It advises and guides the Commission in the creation of policies and activities affecting consumers. It also informs the Commission of developments in consumer policy in EU countries, and acts as a source of information on community action for other national organisations.

Membership

The ECCG's membership (pdf) consists of

  • 1 representative of national consumer organisations per country, supported by an alternate

  • 1 member from each European consumer organisation: le Bureau EuropĂ©en des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC) and the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation (ANEC)

  • 2 associate members: the European Community of Consumer Co-operatives (EUROCOOP) and Compagnie Française d'Assurance (COFACE)

  • 2 EEA observers (Iceland and Norway)

The ECCG meets 2-3 times a year in Brussels, as well as on ad-hoc basis, depending on the need.

ECCG opinions

The latest opinions are available on the Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities. Opinions from 2004 - 2016 have been archived.

2018 Opinions

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Agenda and minutes

The latest agendas and minutes are available on the Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities. Agendas and minutes from 2004 - 2016 have been archived.

Contact

You can contact the secretariat of the ECCG at:
ec-consumer-consultative-group@ec.europa.eu