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Vous trouverez dans cette section les informations utiles relatives à l'éducation des consommateurs (nouvelles, évènements, publications, campagnes), ainsi que des liens pour accéder aux renseignements. Il s’agit de contenus alimentés à partir de ressources diverses : données relatives à l'éducation des consommateurs, informations et liens vers d'autres campagnes dans ce domaine et évènements lancés par la Commission Européenne ainsi que par les associations de consommateurs du monde entier.

How many smart cities are there in Europe ?

A smart city is a developed urban area that creates sustainable economic development and high quality of life by excelling in multiple key areas: economy, mobility, environment, people, living, and government.

The European Parliament created a very useful and colorful infographic on European Smart Cities.

Have a look here!

 

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parConsumer Classroom29/06/2017

Retail Excellence Ireland launches a new Trustmark for Irish Retailers.

A new 'Trustmark' which is designed to give online overseas customers confidence that they are buying from legitimate websites has been launched for Irish Retailers.

The European online retail market is estimated to be around €600bn. Retailers in Ireland can face many challenges within this market and the impending impact of Brexit has highlighted these challenges, including that of currency volatility. Research has shown that two-thirds of consumers in the EU prefer to use a web-site backed by a recognised trustmark before completing an international purchase. Retail Ireland is the largest retail industry body in Ireland representing over 1600 retailers. In partnership with eCommerce Europe this body has launched the Irish eCommerce Trustmark. This new initiative should increase consumer confidence by ensuring a safer environment for online shoppers. It will also indicate to consumers that the website from which they are buying goods is compliant with the latest Irish and European legislation and will satisfy any legal audits. The Trustmark initiative also includes an International Handling Procedure available to both consumers and retailers.

To have more information, please click here

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parConsumer Classroom19/06/2017

The DIGCOMP Framework for Consumers is now available in 23 EU languages!

The Digital Competence Framework for Consumers (DigCompConsumers) provides a reference framework to support and improve consumers’ digital competencies. Indeed, consumers are directly impacted by the digital market and are also actors. In order to give consumers all the keys to safely be part of the digital market, the European Commission encourages consumers to  strengthen their digital competencies.

This is a common initiative of DG Justice and Consumers and the Joint Research Centre. 

What is DIGCOMP Framework?

Digital competencies could be defined as key competencies consumers should have to participate safely and with confidence in the digital market.

This framework analyses 14 key competencies gathered into 3 main domains (pre-purchasing phase, purchasing phase and post-purchasing phase) with concrete examples in terms of knowledge, attitudes and skills.

This framework is mainly dedicated to consumer policy makers.

For more information, please click here

You can also check on Consumer Classroom website, in which you can find resources on Digital education ( Data protection , Social media and Internet safety , etc)!

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parConsumer Classroom15/06/2017

Data protection, a topic getting more important !

So far, the European Commission note that people do not care enough about protecting their personal data. This diagnostic is mainly explained by the fact that people underestimate the threats linked to personal data.

“Privacy is getting more and more valuable, and it is related to citizens’ trust. This has become a factor in competition between companies. They cannot afford not to secure personal data anymore. I was told so by European as well as American businesses,” Czech Commissioner Jourová said on Friday (5 May).

That’s why, the Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality launched a new data protection framework for European citizens. Thanks to this new framework and new decisions, global companies as Facebook or Google will be obliged to respect and protect personal data sent from Europe across the Atlantic.

You can have more information here and here

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parConsumer Classroom14/06/2017

Slovenski potrošniki smo koš za smeti za hrano, ki je drugje ne prodajo

Na letošnjem Statističnem dnevu  je bila prehrana osrednja tema. Prehranske navade Slovencev so slabe. Cena je pogosto odločilni dejavnik, kar je najbolj problematično pri nakupu živil v vrtcih in šolah. Podatki so pokazali, da se potrošniki pogosto odločijo za cenejša živila, ki jih kupujejo v večjih količinah, nato pa preostanek zavržejo. Če npr. kupimo 10 dekagramov kvalitetnega  sira po nekoliko višji ceni, je manjša možnost, da ga bomo zavrgli, kot če kupimo kilogram cenejšega in manj kvalitetnega. Kvalitetna  hrana, ki je pridelana ali proizvedena na naraven način, ne more biti poceni. V Sloveniji smo pri mleku 120-odstotno samooskrbni, a še vedno uvozimo 49 odstotkov mlečnih izdelkov, ki napolnijo trgovske police in gostinske lokale.

Na Nacionalnem inštituta za javno zdravje so opozorili, da so prehranske navade Slovencev slabe in da ni mogoče pričakovati, da se bodo v kratkem času spremenile. Trendi se sicer nekoliko izboljšujejo, predvsem pri šolarjih, pri katerih je sadje vse bolj priljubljeno, manj pa je popularna zelenjava, ki jo uživa tudi vse manj odraslih.

Čeprav med pridelovalci in proizvajalci hrane prevladuje občutek manjvrednosti,  je pri tradicionalnem načinu pridelave in proizvodnje hrana bolj kakovostna. Še vedno imamo razmeroma dobro vzpostavljen zadružni sistem, ki ima ključno vlogo pri odkupu pridelkov in živine. Ta sistem kaže nadgraditi, kar bi lahko pripomoglo k oživitvi domače pridelave hrane.

V Sloveniji je samooskrba samo 49%. Po površini njiv na prebivalca (851 kvadratnih metrov) je Slovenija krepko pod evropskim povprečjem glede samooskrbe, pa tudi pod povprečjem sosednjih držav. Kmetije v Sloveniji sicer uporabljajo skoraj 477. 000 hektarjev kmetijskih zemljišč oz. približno četrtino ozemlja, vendar je več kot polovica teh zemljišč travnikov in pašnikov, saj se kar 80 odstotkov kmetij ukvarja z živinorejo.

Vir : https://www.rtvslo.si/okolje/novice/slovenski-potrosniki-smo-kos-za-smeti-za-hrano-ki-je-drugje-ne-prodajo/413258

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parConsumer Classroom06/06/2017

Norden er førende i brugen af vedvarende energi

Skandinavien er langt foran resten af Europa, når det kommer til vedvarende energi. Det viser en ny undersøgelse foretaget af Userneeds.Hele 67 procent af vores el i Skandinavien er vedvarende, hvilket er mere end dobbelt så meget som i resten af Europa. Danskerne er, ifølge ny analyse, glade for udviklingen og mener, at vi bør gå forrest i Norden, når det kommer til vedvarende energi. Således svarer hele 82 procent ja til, at Danmark skal være førende på området, hvilket glæder adm. direktør i Dansk Energi, Lars Aagard:

"Vi har som region den grønneste strøm i Europa, og derfor skeler resten af verden til os. Det er vi stolte af i den skandinaviske energibranche, men hvis vi for alvor skal batte, skal vi bruge den stadigt grønnere el til langt mere i både varme, transport og industri".

Dansk Energi har indledt et samarbejde med de øvrige nordiske energiorganisationer, for at sætte yderligere fokus på arbejdet med vedvarende energi og behovet for en ny vision, som kan give Skandinaviens energipolitik et endnu større løft.

- Vi er nemlig langt foran resten af Europa, når det kommer til vedvarende energi, og det er en retning, som danskerne bakker op om ifølge en ny måling fra analyseinstituttet Userneeds. 

De nyeste tal viser, at 67 procent af vores el i Skandinavien er vedvarende, imens det for resten af Europa kun er 30 procent. Det er noget, der gør danskerne tilfredse, viser en helt ny analyse. Her svarer hele 82 procent ja til, at vi bør gå forrest i Norden, når det kommer til vedvarende energi. Et skulderklap fra danskerne der glæder adm. direktør i Dansk Energi, Lars Aagaard.


- Vi har som region den grønneste strøm i Europa, og derfor skeler resten af verden til os. Det er vi stolte af i den skandinaviske energibranche, men hvis vi for alvor skal batte, skal vi bruge den stadigt grønnere el til langt mere i både varme, transport og industri, siger Lars Aagaard.
Dansk Energi er i anledningen af Strømmens Dag gået sammen med de øvrige nordiske energiorganisationer, for at sætte fokus på arbejdet med vedvarende energi og behovet for en ny vision, der kan løfte Skandinaviens energipolitik endnu mere.

- Vi har vist, at vi kan etablere grøn energi. Det giver os i Skandinavien en gylden mulighed for at gøre vores forbrug af energi effektivt, miljøvenligt og fremsynet på samme tid. Det er derfor, at vi på tværs af de nordiske lande har en vision om, at vi skal blive den mest elektrificerede region i verden. Det skal være el, der går i tanken på vores biler og el der varmer vores huse op, siger Lars Aagaard og fortsætter:

- Den grønne strøm er vejen væk fra afhængighed af ustabile regimer og baner vejen mod det politiske ønske om et Danmark frit for fossile brændsler i 2050, siger Lars Aagaard. 

Han understreger, at der er udfordringer forbundet med visionen, som politikerne skal handle på hurtigst muligt. Sådan kan vi være med til at gøre verden fattigere på CO2 og os i Norden rigere på nye forretningsmuligheder

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parConsumer Classroom02/06/2017

And the winners of the Inter-School Competition 2016 – 2017 are...

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Inter-School Competition 2016 – 2017.

We are awarding two entries with first prize in the 2016-2017 Consumer Classroom Inter-School Competition due to their outstanding contribution and clear lead in this year’s competition!

The joint first prize winning projects are ‘Energy and the Environment’ prepared by students in Artashat, Armenia and Mira, Italy; and ‘Resource Efficiency in Croatia and Lithuania’ developed by students from Raseiniai, Lithuania and Vukovar, Croatia.

These students and their teachers will enjoy a visit to the main European Union institutions in Brussels!

 

Thank you to all the teams who participated in the competition this year and congratulations once again to our winners!