15 October 2012
To celebrate the twentieth year of the European Single Market, many activities are taking place in all Member States during the Single Market Week from 15 to 20 October 2012. National events will be organized in Finland, too. European Consumer Centre (ECC) is sharing information on consumer rights in an event held for high school students of Helsinki metropolitan area.
Many national events will be organised in the EU Member States in the days and weeks following 15th October. Their aim is to bring together citizens, businesses and public organisations to examine and discuss the state of the single market in a national context.
Information on consumer rights to the young
A youth panel for high school students is organized at Viikki High School in Helsinki on 15th October. It is aimed at high school students of Helsinki metropolitan area. The event is held in English and the topic for the panel is "Does the Single Market offer anything to the Young?"
The purpose of this event is to create conversation on the issues influencing the daily lives of the young, such as the right to free movement of people, student exchange programmes, digital single market and consumer rights. A view on the latter will be provided by the ECC Finland’s representative.
”It is important that the young when travelling between different EU countries or when purchasing products and services online, are aware of their rights as consumers, explains Fabien Fédy, senior legal advisor of the European Consumer Centre Finland.
Follow the launch event in Brussels online
A central interactive event will be organised in Brussels on 15 October in the European Parliament. It will be a mix of stimulating debates, video presentations, discussion rounds, quizzes with the audience and the award ceremony for the "Generation 1992" competition with the aim of providing input for future policy.
A key focal point of the event will be on the generation of 20 year-olds, who were born in the year when the Single Market came into being and who do not remember Europe as it was before the Single Market.
Participate in the Single Market Week Launch Event here via live web stream.