about ecdn

The ECDN is an association working to improve the availability and quality of debt counseling services across Europe. We work to prevent and fight over-indebtedness and improve financial literacy among European citizens. We provide different platforms for knowledge sharing regarding legal, economic and social matters within the field of consumer debt and financial resilience. The ECDN has 41 members, both organisations and individuals, across Europe. Our members comprise a broad range of actors in the fight against and prevention of over-indebtedness, and the promotion of financial inclusion. Our members are active in (1) debt advice/debt regulation, (2) financial literacy programs and projects, (3) development and provision of adequate financial services for excluded people, and (4) research on over-indebtedness and financial inclusion.

The organisation of the ECDN

The ECDN is a democratically built organisation. The governing body of the organisation is the General Assembly, which consists of all active members. It is the General Assembly, thus, by extension the members of the organisation, who elect the Management Committee every four years. The management committee runs the day-to-day business and administration of the association. The economy is handled by the secretary/treasurer, while the coordination office plans events, meetings and the annual general assembly meetings. You can read more about the organisational structure here.

ECDN general assembly
General Assembly
... is the highest organ og authority; and it consists of all active members from all over Europe.
ECDN management committee
Management Committee
... is the management body and is elected by the General Assembly from among the active members.
ECDN coordination office
Coordination Office
... fulfills a number of tasks within the ECDN - both on a national and European level
ECDN expert group
Expert group
... represents a resource of tools and ideas for current and future members.
ECDN education group
Education group
... supports these initiatives through discussions and sharing of tools and ideas.
ECDN scientific group
Scientific Group
... is to support the ECDN, governments, creditors, and other stakeholders.
ECDN stakeholder group
Stakeholder Group
... is our advocacy platform of increase the visibility of over indebtness in the European debate.