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The Making of Consumer Law and Policy in Europe

Dates:
  • Thu 01 Jun 2017 14.00 - 18.00
  • Fri 02 Jun 2017 09.30 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-06-01 14:00 2017-06-02 18:00 Europe/Paris The Making of Consumer Law and Policy in Europe

Consumer law and policy in Europe dates back to the 1960s. In the aftermath of the 1962 declaration of John F. Kennedy, the Western European democracies started to develop their national variant of consumer law and policy, strongly interconnected with the rise of the consumer society and the welfare state, respectively in the EU. However, also in the communist Middle and Eastern European States, consumer policy and law gained ground and led to the adoption of consumer laws. This process of formative years attracts our attention in particular. That could be distinguished and kept separated from the years of transformation through Europeanisation and globalization in the 1990s. This is why we invited the fathers and the mothers of consumer law that are now in their Golden Years. Thus, the decisive first step is to preserve their memories of the pivotal 1970s.
The speakers are coming from the European Member States and from the European Commission. The overall aim is to bring the key personalities together, emphasizing the formative years not only in the West but also in the East and at the Commission level.

Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

Consumer law and policy in Europe dates back to the 1960s. In the aftermath of the 1962 declaration of John F. Kennedy, the Western European democracies started to develop their national variant of consumer law and policy, strongly interconnected with the rise of the consumer society and the welfare state, respectively in the EU. However, also in the communist Middle and Eastern European States, consumer policy and law gained ground and led to the adoption of consumer laws. This process of formative years attracts our attention in particular. That could be distinguished and kept separated from the years of transformation through Europeanisation and globalization in the 1990s. This is why we invited the fathers and the mothers of consumer law that are now in their Golden Years. Thus, the decisive first step is to preserve their memories of the pivotal 1970s.
The speakers are coming from the European Member States and from the European Commission. The overall aim is to bring the key personalities together, emphasizing the formative years not only in the West but also in the East and at the Commission level.


Location:
Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Conference

Organiser:
Prof. Hans-W. Micklitz (EUI - LAW)

Contact:
Claudia de Concini (EUI - Law) - Send a mail

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