ECCG

European Consumer Consultative Group

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

ECCG:

constitutes a forum for general discussions on problems relating to consumer interests;

gives an opinion on Community matters affecting the protection of consumer interests;

advises and guides the Commission when it outlines policies and activities having an effect on consumers;

informs the Commission of developments in consumer policy in the Member States;

acts as a source of information and soundboard on Community action for the other national organisations.

ECCG consists of:

one representative of national consumer organisations per country;

one member from each European consumer organisation (BEUC and ANEC);

two associate members (EUROCOOP and COFACE);

Two EEA observers ( Iceland and Norway).

The ECCG meets three times a year in Brussels. It has been created by Commission Decision 2003/709/EC of 9 October 2003. This Decision has been repealed by Commission Decision 2009/705/EC of 14 September 2009 setting up a European Consumer Consultative Group.