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European Consumer Day

New trends in consumption Conference - EESC - Room JDE 62 - Brussels, Belgium

The 17th edition of the European Consumer Day was held on 16 March 2015 and focused on new trends in consumption.

The era of mindless consumption is over. The economic crisis is boosting the trend of people owning less, watching their spending and keeping an eye on value for money when considering their needs, on the understanding that accumulating possessions is not going to guarantee their wellbeing.

Can responsible consumption become a reality or is it only a mirage? Is the society ready for the sharing economy? What challenges do the new trends bring?

Many participants joined in the discussion of the year and shared their view.

We have been followed also on Twitter: @EuropeanConsume - Hashtag: #ConsumerDay and also on our Facebook page dedicated to the European Consumer Day!

For any question please contact the secretariat of the INT Section: ConsumerDay2015@eesc.europa.eu