European Consumers Union

In Europe with consumers

About ECU

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.


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.

Please fill out the survey at this link


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.

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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

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The five European consumer associations, Federconsumatori Piemonte in Italy, Consumer Defence Association of Moravia and Silesia, Union of Working Consumers of Greece, Lithuanian National Consumer Federation and Association of Consumer Organizations in Slovakia accepted the European Commission’s call for Erasmus + (no. 2018-1-SK01-KA204-046393) in the field of Strategic Partnerships and started to implement common project to promote innovation, exchange of experience and know-how between different types of European organizations.

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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?

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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