How ECC Net works
ECC Net is a network of independently-managed offices co-funded by the European Commission. If you live in the EU, Iceland or Norway, the ECC in your country can
- explain your rights as a consumer
- help you settle a dispute with a seller based in another EU country (or Iceland or Norway)
- tell you who to contact if they can't help
As well as assisting consumers, ECC Net is an expert and trusted partner to stakeholders and policy makers seeking to promote consumer rights. It has an important role in alerting enforcement authorities about traders that are in breach of consumer law.
One of the values of the network is its rapid repsonse to emerging issues, such as the assistance provided to consumers during the Covid 19 pandemic.
To find out more about ECC Net, visit the network's website.
In 2021, ECC Net assisted over 126000 consumers. These consumers recieved tailored information and advice about their consumer issue. In more than 20000 cases, ECCs also contacted traders to help settle a dispute. In 64% of these cases, the dispute settled amicably.
Contact ECC Net
You must contact ECC Net in the country where you live.
ECC Net also cooperates with the International Consumer Centre in the UK.
The ECC Net also publishes guidance and advice on common consumer problems, which you can find at the following links
Online fraud (pdf)
E-commerce trust marks (pdf)
Chargeback in the EU/EEA (pdf)