Fighting over-indebtedness since 2007  

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The European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN) aims to be a key force in bringing forward a social Europe that promotes and safeguards the financial inclusion and well-being of all its inhabitants while at the same time taking seriously its responsibility for and contributing to a social world.

ECDN is a European level civil society network built on the experiences and activities of key actors in the fight against over-indebtedness and financial exclusion from across Europe, such as debt advice services, educational organisations, consumer agencies, research institutes, etc. ECDN was founded with financially supported by the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities) as a non-governmental association in 2007 and brings today together 41 membership organisations from 18 European countries.

The ECDN consist mainly of top-level experts in the field of over-indebtedness and financial inclusion across Europe. The members are experienced researchers with a vast theoretical knowledge, seasoned debt advisors whose practical knowledge about the over-indebted is outdone by no one, and governmental and semi-governmental institutes that know the rules of the game. This creates a strong association whose knowledge and expertise cannot be matched.

Four groups to combat over-indebtedness

One of the priorities at the Management Coomittee meeting on March 21st 2020, the Management Committee was to create four groups whose tasks will be to combat over-indebtedness in Europe caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. The first groups is the COVID-19 and debt Scientific Group, the second group is the Financial Education Group, the third group is the ECDN Expert Group, and the last group is the ECDN Political Group. Each group has a different purpose and consist of people from all across the European Union and Europe to ensure broad representation of knowledge and ideas – These groups will make the ECDN a stronger player on the European stage and they will help us fight over-indebtedness, both that caused by COVID-19, but also in general, and thus ensure a fiancially inclusive Europe! Below you can read more about each of the Groups:

Debt Scientific Group

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Stakeholder Group

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Debt Expert Group

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Education Group

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Speach by queen Maxima

Speach by queen Maxima

Tuesday May 26th Queen Maxima of the Netherlands spoke about the financial and economic consequences of the Covid-19 crisis at an online meeting at the Money...

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Debt is a cross border problem and we need cross border solutions!

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