Association for Teacher Education in Europe
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
Studies the effects of social, cognitive, and emotional factors on the economic decisions of individuals and institutions and the consequences for market prices, returns, and the resources allocation
Best before date
This durability marking can be found on products that have a longer shelf life, such as tinned goods, frozen foods and dried goods (pasta, biscuits etc).
The BEUC is the European Consumers’ Organization. It acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for 41 well-respected independent national consumer organisations from 31 European countries (EU, EEA and applicant countries).
Consumer Education Expert Group
Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union
Consumer Policy Network
Civic, Social and Political Education
Citizenship education provides pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to become informed citizens, aware of their rights, duties and responsibilities.
Person or group of people, who are the final users of products and or services.
Study of individuals, groups, or organizations and the processes they use to select, secure, and dispose of products, services, experiences, or ideas to satisfy needs and the impacts that these processes have on the consumer and society.
Consumer choice theory is a way of analyzing how consumers may achieve balance between preferences and expenditures by maximizing utility as subject to consumer budget constraints.
Preparation of an individual through skills, concepts and understanding that are required for everyday living to achieve maximum satisfaction and utilization of his resources. It is defined as education given to the consumer about various consumer goods and services, covering prices, what the consumer can expect, standard trade practices, etc. It is a part of the formal school curriculum in many places and incorporates knowledge from many disciplines, including but not limited to: Economics, Game theory, Information theory, Law, Mathematics and Psychology.
Consumers International (CI)
The world Federation of consumer groups. With over 240 members, CI claims for an independent and authoritative global voice for consumers in 120 countries.
Right to safety, to be informed, to choose, to be heard but also to satisfaction of basic essential goods and services: adequate food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, public utilities, water and sanitation, right to redress, to consumer education, to a healthy environment.
CSPE (Civic, Social and Political Education)
A course that encourages civic responsibility through the development of skills of active participation and through the undertaking of Action Projects and teachers about the basis of the political system.
Curriculum (plural: curricula)
All the courses of study offered by an educational institution.
A subject of under or graduate school. Drama education uses the art form of drama as an educational pedagogy for students. It incorporates element of an actor’s training to facilitate the students’ physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
European School Head Association
European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
Network of European Consumer Centers existing in the Member States of the European Union, Norway and Iceland. The aim of the ECC-Net is to provide consumers with information on their rights related to their cross-border purchases of goods and services, advise them in case of problems, assist them with the complaint handling so as to enable them to take full advantage of the internal market.
In its general sense, is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, research, or simply through auto didacticism.
E-learning is broadly inclusive of all forms of educational technology in learning and teaching. E-learning includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video. E-learning is suited to distance learning and flexible learning.
Europa Diary (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/europadiary/)
A website which offers concise information for secondary school students and teachers about the EU institutions and relevant issues, such as health and consumer protection, studying abroad, the environment, etc. in a user-friendly format.
EU Integrated Product Policy (IPP)
The EU Integrated Product Policy (IPP) seeks to minimize the products impact on the environment that may be caused by their manufacture, use or disposal.
Refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.
It can be defined as the principle by which individuals and groups of people learn to behave in a manner conducive to the promotion, maintenance, or restoration of health.
Profession and field of study that deals with the economics and management of the home.It is taught in secondary schools, colleges and universities, vocational schools, and in adult education centers.
Individual Savings Accounts
Information Communication Technology
Internet safety (or online safety)
The knowledge of maximizing the user's personal safety and security risks on private information and property associated with using the Internet, and the self-protection from computer crime in general (i.e cyber bullying, Grooming, Computerised Fraud).
Method of delivering key information on a product (some of which may be legally required).
Millennium Development Goals
Media literacy education provides tools to help people critically analyze messages, offers opportunities for learners to broaden their experience of media, and helps them develop creative skills in making their own media messages. Media literacy education may explore how structural features—such as media ownership, or its funding model -- affect the information presented
National Team Partner
National Consumer Institutes
Public bodies, which support consumer organizations, produce surveys, training and studies.
Any combination of educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of food choices and other food - and nutrition-related behaviors conducive to health and well-being.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
An official, usually but not always appointed by the government, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints reported by individual citizens.
Personal Social and Health Education. PSHE is defined by the schools inspectorate in UK Ofsted as a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. Its goal is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.
A European rapid alert and information system. This enables EU countries and the Commission to rapidly exchange information on dangerous consumer products so that measures can be taken quickly to prevent or restrict the marketing or use of products posing a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers.
According to the Oslo Symposium in 1994, it is “the use of goods and services that respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life, while minimizing the use of natural resources, toxic materials and emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle, so as not to jeopardize the needs of future generations”.
Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities
United Nation Environment Programme
Value Added Tax
When producers or distributors become aware of a safety issue with one of their products and issue a product recall, this is known as a ‘voluntary recall’.
World Health Organization