consumerssDG Justice is hosting the 2016 edition of the European Consumer Summit: "EU consumer law: still fit for purpose? Achievements and challenges". This year's summit is entirely dedicated to the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). One of the REFIT actions is the ‘Fitness Check’. Fitness checks provide an evidence-based critical analysis of whether EU actions are proportionate to their objectives and delivering as expected in all EU policy areas.

During the summit, we will discuss in particular issues around the simplification of consumer information requirements, the fairness of commercial practices and of contractual terms and ways to enhance the effectiveness of the injunction procedure. Representatives of national authorities, European institutions, consumer organisations, businesses as well as academics will be invited to contribute to the discussions, which will feed into the Commission's examination. A number of prominent speakers have already confirmed participation.