This course concerns the origin, content and applicability of the principals of the Protection of the consumer economic interests applicable in Republic of Moldova and Europe. At the end of the course, students will be well acquainted with the main issue of consumer’s rights in Republic of Moldova and in Europe, especially in the European Union, from the theoretical and practical point of view, as well from the perspective of legal and political science.
The course explains the specifics of the EU’s consumer economic rights policy, and its operational tools and the interaction between national consumer rights law and European law. The course will concentrate on the critical analysis of the consumer economic rights instruments drafted under the auspices of the Council of Europe, with particular emphasis on the European Directives on Consumer Rights. The course explores the role of consumer economic rights in the Union, including the jurisprudence of the European Court of justice, with particular emphasis on the content and the meaning of the EU Charter of Fundamental rights. The course will assess the methods which EU uses to assist in the promotion and protection of consumer economics rights worldwide, such as consumer rights dialogues, consumer rights clauses, support for consumer agreements and unfair terms in contracts. It will cover the development of the protection of fundamental rights in the Europe, especially in the European Union, through case law, economic measures and directives provisions and institutional framework structure.
- To enrich the existing curricula at ASEM in the field of the European Integration and EU policies for consumer protection;
- To increase knowledge of the target groups in the field of EU law on protection of economic interest of consumers, as well as Moldova’s regulations in this field;
- To promote EU integration studies (in the area of consumer economic interests’ protection and their role in the EU integration process) among students who do not automatically come into contact with EU issues.
- To enhance visibility of scientific resources and results in the field of EU law and consumer economic interests’ protection;
- To disseminate tailor-made information about European economic integration to a wider public in Moldova.
- To stimulate the multidisciplinary research in the field of European integration and protection of consumer rights
- To stimulate public and academic debate on interest topics in the European Union
- To organise activities targeting policy makers at local, regional and national level as well as civil society