Role of national consumer bodies

Involving national consumer organisations in EU policy-making is important in producing better and more effective consumer protection legislation.

The goal of national consumer organisations is to ensure that consumers are aware of their rights and are able to exercise them. Another goal is to represent EU consumers in the creation of consumer protection legislation.

Consumer bodies in EU countries

The following table provides information on consumer groups in EU countries, including

  • consumer bodies operating in that country
  • information on public funding of consumer organisations
  • networks or bodies that bring together consumer organisations and public authorities
  • information on national consumer policies

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria 

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta 

The Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain 

Sweden

United Kingdom

 

 

 

Consumer bodies in non-EU countries

Iceland

Norway