The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN) and the European Financial Inclusion Network (EFIN) organized a conference on household over-indebtedness at the EESC premises, in Brussels, on 12 December 2014.
Over-indebtedness generally arises following an unexpected drop in income. Over the past years, it has significantly grown with the financial crisis and has recently started to encompass middle class people. All the Member States are affected and potentially all economic operators may suffer the financial consequences of over-indebtedness, including businesses, especially SMEs.
This conference addressed the following issues:
Finally, this interactive conference, which brought together high-level speakers and stakeholders from across the EU, looked into what can be best done at EU level and propose priorities, strategies and an agenda for the years to come.
European Economic and Social Committee
Rue Belliard, 99 - room JDE 62