European Consumers Union
In Europe with consumers
ECU is a network of european associations born to connect global and local consumer’s needs. We defend and diffuse consumer’s rights and we mediate between citizens, lawyers, local and international administrations.
- we take care of consumers problems
- we find fast and concrete
- we offer lawyer consulting
- we mediate with public administrations and companies
- we informe and we awake regarding consumerisme themes
ECU protect the purchasing power and monitor the market to garantee transparency, health and fundamental rights.
Food, health, environment, saving are only few of several themes that ECU promote.
TWO MONTHS LEFT TO TRANSPOSE THE EU UNFAIR TRADING PRACTICES DIRECTIVE
On 2019 the European Parliament and the Council approved the Unfair Trading Practices Directive, which innovates the regulation about trading practice in Europe. Only some members States have already studied innovative solutions to protect agri-food suppliers and others States are late on this theme. Recently, some Civil Society Organizations have signed up a declaration which aims to urge defaulting members to traspose the Directive within May 1st 2021.
PRESS RELEASE CITTADINANZATTIVA – ECU – ASVIS
Sustainable Development Goals: the Inter-Institutional Group promoted by civic organizations for an inclusive and sustainable Europe is born
Civil society organizations, together with European Institutions to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): this is the main message of the new political initiative that will be launched at the European level, tomorrow, the 16th February, in the occasion of the conference “Making sustainability an easy choice for EU citizens”.
DIGITAL LAUNCH EVENT OF THE INTER-INSITUTIONAL GROUP “SDGs FOR WELL-BEING AND CONSUMERS’ PROTECTION”
The Inter-institutional Group “SDGs for well-being and consumers’ protection” will be presented during the digital conference “Making sustainability an easy choice for EU citizens” that will be held on February 16th, 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00.
To the event will partecipate also ECU President Sergio Veroli and ECU Secretary General Mariano Votta.
Food safety is a top priority for the European Commission. The central goal is to assure a high level of protection of human health through safe products by the food industry – the Europe’s largest manufacturing and employment sector. The EU-funded FOODSAFETY4EU project will design, develop and release a multi-stakeholder platform for the future European Food Safety System (FSS). The platform aims to establish a network of FSS actors at national, European and international level.
ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY
On friday 29 january 2021 took place ECU General Assembly.
Sergio Veroli (ECU President), Mariano Votta (ECU Secretary General) and Alessandro Mostaccio (Member of the European Economic and Social Committee) partecipated at the meeting.
BIONTOP PROJECT: SURVEY “CONSUMER PERCEPTION OF BIO – BASED PLASTICS”
BIOnTOP project aims to develop new, competitive, low-cost, recyclable packaging solutions designed to be mechanically recycled, compostable either industrially or at home, or suitable for anaerobic digestion.
This survey aims to assess the consumers’ perception of bio-based products.
In March 2020, ECU become official stakeholder of the BIOnTOP project, thanks to its Italian member Movimento Consumatori. This project aims at delivering bio-based recyclable-by-design cost competitive packaging solutions that can be mechanically recycled, industrially or home compostable, or suitable for anaerobic digestion.
SUPPORT EDUCATION OF THE UNEMPLOYED
Becoming unemployed is not a pleasant life experience for most of us. A much more unpleasant experience is staying in this position for many years. Finding a job in the labor market is especially successful for those who know how to choose from the current offer, have education and qualifications. But what about those who lack education and qualifications?
We started the project aimed at supporting the education of the unemployed under the age of 29 in October 2018.
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June 5, environment day
On June 5, World Environment Day, we celebrate our terrestrial ecosystem. What activities are planned in your city?
Andrea Segré: an italian no waste "guru"
In the site http://www.andreasegre.it/ you can find ebooks, tips, interviews and infos about food waste.
Just eat it
Just eat it is the title of a film on food waste that, after being presented at the Festival Cinema Ambiente of Turin, it made the rounds of several schools of Piedmont, and enjoying amazing success. A vision that we highly recommend for the topic and for the truly original cut of the film.
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