THE EUROPEAN CONSUMER DEBT NETWORK
Fighting over-indebtedness since 2007
The ECDN is short for European Consumer Debt Network. The ECDN represents our member organizations, and citizens of Europe, on the European policy level. We are in close contact with various European stakeholders to advance the interests of our members and EU citizens, both on a national and international level as well as yours as a consumer.
The ECDN is built on the experiences, expertise and activities of key actors within the fields of debt counseling and debt. The ECDN has 41 members, all working together to fight over-indebtedness and financial exclusion. The members consist of debt advice service organisations, consumer rights organisations, educational organisations, consumer agencies, and research institutes from 18 European countries. Our members help over-indebted households to resolve their debts and restore their financial balance through coaching, advice, debt prevention, and negotiations between the over-indebted household and the household’s creditors. The members promote financial health and help maintain the stability of our economy. However, each actor cannot fight over-indebtedness and financial exclusion on their own. To do so, we must work together to create visible changes on the European Policy level, which is the purpose of the ECDN.
Here you will be able to find all of the latest news, not only within the ECDN but also other relevant news regarding the area of debt from around Europe. Under News you can find our older news as well as speak among older news. We also invite you to share relevant national and international news for the ECDN to disseminate, through our contact form for the Coordination office. Looking forward to hearing from you!.
Save the date – 30 November & 1 December 2023 In light of the new Consumer Credit Directive, the European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN) will
Save the date: Wednesday 20 September 2023 Webinar: Psychosocial Problems of Debtors Invited national experts from Ireland, Sweden and Germany will speak about the psychosocial problems
Save the date: Monday 26 June 2023 Webinar: Establishment of an umbrella organisation of debt advice services Invited national experts from Germany and Austria will speak
The ECDN works to fight over-indebtedness and financial exclusion in several ways. Among other things, we develop our members’ potential, both in their interaction with over-indebted households and as organisations of dedicated professionals. We also provide a platform for capacity development and knowledge exchange, which creates a framework for cooperating with other stakeholders. Furthermore, we work to develop and improve financial literacy and education among European citizens, which you can read much more about below.