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CONSUMER
2014-2020
SECURITY AND CITIZENSHIP
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
OBJECTIVES
The Consumer programme aims to
contribute to protecting the
health, safety and economic
interests of European citizens.
The programme intends to integrate
consumer
interests
in
all
Community policies, and places
a special focus on consumer
protection
and
consumer
awareness in the new Member
States.
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
OBJECTIVES
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The selected areas for actions are
of three kinds:
Actions corresponding to legal
obligations imposed by the Treaty
and the existing EU acquis in the
field of consumer protection on the
EU and Member States
Actions which are not or could not
be undertaken at national level
because
of
their
EU-level
character
Actions
complementing
and
enhancing the efficiency of
measures undertaken at national
level
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
OBJECTIVES
• Ensure a high level of consumer protection (through better
representation of consumer interests)
• Ensure the effective application of consumer policy rules (through
enforcement cooperation, information, redress and education)
• Develop cooperation with international partners to deal with the impact
of the globalisation of the production chain on product safety;
• Support the production of EU-level comparable consumer markets data
for benchmarking between Member States and input into EU-level
policy-making;
• Ensure EU-level representation of consumer interests by financially
supporting EU-level consumer organisations;
• Support awareness-raising campaigns on consumer issues and the
training of national consumer organisations.
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
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Safety: to consolidate and enhance
product Safety through effective
market surveillance throughout the
EU;
Information and education: to
improve
consumers'
education,
information and awareness of their
rights, to develop the evidence base
for consumer policy and to provide
support to consumer organisations.
Rights and redress: to consolidate
consumer rights in particular through
regulatory action and improving
access to redress including alternative
dispute resolution.
Enforcement: to support enforcement
of consumer rights by strengthening
cooperation
between
national
enforcement bodies and by supporting
consumers with advice.
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
The programme will finance and
maintain the:
• RAPEX network: EU rapid
alert system for all dangerous
consumer products
• CPC Network: Network of
national enforcement
authorities
• ECC-Net: Network of
European Consumer Centres
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
Objective 1 - Safety:
• Scientific advice and risk
analysis relevant to consumer
health and safety regarding
non-food
products
and
services;
• Coordination
of
market
surveillance and enforcement
actions on product safety
• Maintenance
and
further
development of databases on
cosmetics;
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
Objective 2 – Information and
Education:
• Building the evidence base for
policy-making
in
areas
affecting consumers;
• Support
to
consumer
organisations;
• Enhancing the transparency of
consumer
markets
and
consumer information;
• Enhancing
consumer
education;
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
Objective 3 – Rights and
Redress:
• Preparation
by
the
Commission
of
consumer
protection legislation and other
regulatory initiatives,
• Facilitating access to and
monitoring of the functioning
and the effectiveness of
dispute resolution mechanisms
for consumers,
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
Objective 4 – Enforcement:
• Coordination of surveillance
and enforcement actions with
regard to cooperation between
national authorities responsible
for
the
enforcement
of
consumer protections laws;
• Financial contributions for joint
actions with public or non-profit
bodies
constituting
Union
networks
which
provide
information and assistance to
consumers.
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
PARTICIPATION
ELIGIBILE COUNTRIES
• Member States
• EEA countries
• Candidate Countries
• Western Balkan countries
• Third countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy
TARGET GROUPS
Grants will be awarded for support activities mainly to Member States
authorities and to public bodies or non-profit making bodies designated and
co-financed by the Member States.
Service contracts will be concluded in particular for studies, data collection,
evaluation, training, information campaigns, IT and communication services,
facilities management etc. The contractors will be mainly institutes,
laboratories, consultancy firms and other private companies of which many
SMEs..
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
PARTICIPATION
SELECTION PROCEDURE
• The budget will be implemented by centralised direct management, though parts of the
implementation tasks of the programme might be delegated to the existing executive
agency EAHC. This agency set up its own internal control system, is supervised by DG
SANCO, and audited by the Commission's internal auditor as well as the Court of
Auditors.
• Joint management with international organisations (to be specified). Envisaged to
support the OECD working party on product safety
Characteristics of the selection process of projects:
• Each call for proposals/tender is based on the annual Work Programme adopted by
the Commission. In each call, the exclusion, selection and award criteria for selecting
proposals/offers are published.
• Against these criteria, an evaluation committee evaluates each proposal/offer
observing the principles of independence, transparency, proportionality, equal
treatment and non-discrimination
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
PARTICIPATION
Where to find information at EU-level
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/strategy/programmes_e
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.int-opinio
http://www.euissuetracker.com/en/eu-legislation/7672/consumerpolicy-programme-%2820142020%29ns.20978n.htm#programme2014
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium

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