ECCG

ECCG meeting 2014 06 3-4

ECCG 2014

4-5 June 2014
Health and Consumers Directorate-General

European Consumer Consultative Group
Agenda
Wednesday 4 June and 5 June Thursday 2014 (09.30-17.00 and 09.30 - 13.00)
Location: Centre Albert Borschette – Rue Froissart, 36 – room AB-1C

4 June

1.

09:30 09:40

WELCOME BY THE CHAIR MS DESPINA SPANOU, DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, DG SANCO

Adoption of the agenda

Adoption of the Minutes of the ECCG meeting of 12-13 March 2014

UPDATE OF CONSUMER POLICY ACTIONS

Despina SPANOU, Director, DG SANCO B

2.

09:40 10:40

2nd Report on Consumer Policy and Integration of Consumer Interests into EU Policies; Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package; Medical Devices Proposal; Cosmetics Regulation; Collective Redress (debriefing of the CPN workshop in separate point); Consumer Credit Directive; Update on enforcement actions, Multi- Stakeholder Dialogue on Environmental Claims including the results of the study; Multi- Stakeholder Dialogue on Comparison Tools including preliminary results of the study; Study on Comparison tools European Consumer Summit; DG SANCO studies, Study on consumer conditions in electricity; 10th Scoreboard; Information campaign of DG Just – update on campaign materials and to update on activities; Public consultation on the mid-term review of the Europe 2020 Strategy

- presentation 35' - Q&A 25'

Despina SPANOU, Director, DG SANCO B

10:40 11:30

Consumer Rights Directive, Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, Revision of the Directive on Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours; Common European Sales Law; Directive on Misleading and Comparative Advertising; DG JUST' information campaign on consumer rights 2014 in cooperation with SANCO, EU Justice Agenda for 2020, Small claims, Cloud Computing Contract Law

- presentation 25' - Q&A 25'

Paraskevi MICHOU, Director, DG JUST A

3.

11:30 12:00

ENFORCEMENT OF AIR PASSENGER RIGHTS

Presentation of the SWD on ‘Complaint handling and enforcement by Member States of the Air Passenger Rights Regulations’

- presentation 15’ - Q&A 15’

Jean-Louis COLSON, Head of Unit, DG MOVE D4

4.

12:00 12:30

ADOPTION OF THE PAYMENT ACCOUNTS DIRECTIVE
- presentation15’
- Q&A 15’

Anna PASSERA, Deputy Head of Unit, DG SANCO B4

5.

12:30 13:00

CPN WORKSHOP OF 22 MAY ON COLLECTIVE REDRESS

- presentation 15’ - Q&A 15’

Anna PASSERA, Deputy Head of Unit, DG SANCO B4

Lunch break 13.00 – 14:30

6.

14:30 15:20

UPDATE ON ENERGY INITIATIVES

SANCO Working Group on consumers and energy market agents ; Update on the Study on consumer conditions in electricity; Communication following the Public consultation on the Retail Energy Market; Debriefing on the seminar on better deals for energy consumers

- presentation 20' - Q&A 30'

Carina TÖRNBLOM, Head of Unit, DG SANCO B6 Kyriakos GIALOGLU, Policy Officer, DG SANCO B6

Jan PANEK, Head of Unit, DG ENER B3

7.

15:20 15:50

WORKING TOGETHER:
ADOPTION OF THE ECCG WORK PROGRAMME 2014

- discussion 30’

Despina SPANOU, Director, DG SANCO A

8.

15:50 16:20

ITALIAN PRESIDENCY PRIORITIES

- presentation 15' - Q&A 15'

Francesco PICCARRETA, Ministry of Economic Development & Chairman of the Working Party on Consumer Protection and Information

9.

16.20 16:50

ITALIAN COUNTRY PRESENTATION

- presentation 15' - Q&A 15'

Giovanni FERRARI, ECCG alternate member

5 June

10.

09:30 10:25

ECCG OPINION ON THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (TTIP)
Discussion and possible adoption of the Draft Opinion

- presentation 40' - Q&A 15'

Monique GOYENS, BEUC

Despina SPANOU, Director, DG SANCO B

Damien LEVIE, Head of Unit and Deputy Chief Negotiator TTIP, DG TRADE E1

11.

10:25 10:45

UPDATE ON OECD ACTIVITIES

- presentation 10’ - Q&A 10'

Julien BRUGEROLLE, Policy Officer, DG SANCO B6

12.

10:45 11:00

ELECTION OF THE TACD-EU STEERING COMMITTEE

Monique GOYENS, BEUC

13.

11:00 11:30

CZECH COUNTRY PRESENTATION

- presentation 15' - Q&A 15'

Libor DUPAL, CZ ECCG member

14.

11.30 12.00

SLOVAK COUNTRY PRESENTATION

- presentation 15' - Q&A 15'

Petra VARGOVÁ ČAKOVSKÁ, SK ECCG member

15.

12:00 12:30

AOB

- REFIT of General Food Legislation - International Product Safety Week