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On this page you can find present and older news about our work including our present and former projects and activities. Under “Members”  you will find the latest and previous editions of our own ECDN Newsletter. If you have interesting news or knowledge that you want to share with us, you can use the contact form below.

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The 2022 November Newsletter

November 20, 2022

In this edition: PEPPI Identity: The development of logos and websites Celebrating...

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The 2022 Fall Newsletter

November 9, 2022

What has been going on in the ECDN for the past few...

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ECDN Newsletter

The 2021 Fall Newsletter

November 5, 2021

What has been going on in the ECDN for the past few...

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Spain

Spain – Current Debt Advice

November 4, 2021

To elevate debt advice services in the EU, it is important to...

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Slovakia

Slovakia – Current Debt Advice

November 4, 2021

To elevate debt advice services in the EU, it is important to...

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Romania

Romania – Current Debt Advice

November 4, 2021

To elevate debt advice services in the EU, it is important to...

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria – Current Debt Advice

November 4, 2021

To elevate debt advice services in the EU, it is important to...

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The 2021 spring newsletter of the ECDN

April 22, 2021

The meeting with the SME United’s Early Warning Project in Spain was...

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Introductory meeting with SME United

April 7, 2021

We have just had the pleasure of having a meeting with the...

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Money Matters Issue no. 18 is out now!

March 24, 2021

The Money Matters Issue no. 18 has now been published and is...

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Reply from Commissioner McGuinness

March 22, 2021

As you might recall the president of the European Consumer Debt Network,...

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ECDN Newsletter January to March

March 16, 2021

Dear all, we hope you are doing well and have had a...

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Letter to Commissioner McGuinness

February 16, 2021

The president of the ECDN Sandy Madar sent a letter to Commissioner...

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Online seminar and workshops to fight over-indebtedness through exchange of experience

February 9, 2021

The President of the ECDN, Sandy Madar participated throughout January in the...

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New report from Danish Member

November 16, 2020

Abstract The purpose of this report is to examine the debt situation...

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Revision of the Consumer Credit Directive

November 10, 2020

In 2008 the European Union created the Consumer Credit Directive (or CCD...

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General Assembly at Social Platform

November 10, 2020

The ECDN is a long standing member and parter of Social Platform. and...

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New ECDN Newsletter

October 27, 2020

Dear all, we hope that you are all doing well after a...

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Over-indebtesness is not just poverty

October 8, 2020

European countries are now gearing up their welfare state institutions to alleviate...

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Danske Bank has in years collected too much debt from its most vulnerable clients

September 1, 2020

A new serious scandal has hit Danske Bank in Denmark. Since 1979...

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Pandemic Puts Millions of Europeans on path to a debt crisis

August 20, 2020

Alexander Weber from Bloomberg has written this article setting focus on the...

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Danish Report on Debt Advice

August 20, 2020

The overall aim of the evaluation report of debt counseling by the...

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Newsletter, Spring 2020

June 30, 2020

Today the ECDN has published its long awaited Newsletter. We have been...

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Press-Release on COVID-19 & Debt

June 25, 2020

Today the ECDN has made a press-release expressing our fear on the...

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Speach by queen Maxima

May 27, 2020

Tuesday May 26th Queen Maxima of the Netherlands spoke about the financial and...

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New Issue of Money Matters!

May 27, 2020

Today, May 27th, the ECDN has published Money Matters Vol. 17 “Debt...

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Social Banks – a Dutch model

May 14, 2020

The GKB Assen is a social bank active in the north of...

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Letter to Commissioner Reynders

April 15, 2020

On March 20th we sent to letters, one to the DG Justice...

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Meeting with Irish Banking Culture Board

April 7, 2020

Today the president of the ECDN, Sandy Madar together with Special Advisor...

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1st Meeting: COVID-19 and Debt Scientific Group

April 6, 2020

Today we held the first meeting in the COVID-19 and Debt Scientific...

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First 2020 Management Committee Meeting

March 22, 2020

Yesterday on March 21st, we had this year’s first MC Meeting. Due...

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Letter to the Commission and the Financial sector

March 21, 2020

March 20th, we send two letters to the European Commission’s Directorate General...

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COVID-19 and Debt advice

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 has struck Europe and many industries are bleeding due to this,...

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MC Meeting and COVID-19

March 11, 2020

We have with growing concern been following the news lately about the...

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Planning the next MC meeting

February 28, 2020

For the past month we have been planning the next meeting of...

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Throwback Thursday in 2001

February 27, 2020

It’s Throwback Thursday, in 2001 the Dutch Consumer Bankruptcy Act was evaluated,...

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April 3rd-4th & May 5th-7th, 2019

February 20, 2020

In the Spring Sandy went to Romania two times for meetings with...

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Money Matters, Apr. 2001

February 20, 2020

Once again, it’s time for a #ThrowbackThursday – this week’s issue is...

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EAPN conference in Brussel

February 20, 2020

The 18/11 our president, Sandy Madar, participated in the 18th European Meeting...

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Money Matters, Dec. 2000

February 13, 2020

It is time for another #ThrowbackThursday – In this week’s issue you...

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Money Matters, Mar. 2000

February 6, 2020

It is Thursday and you know what that means – It is...

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Exchanges of knowledge between members

February 3, 2020

During the last annual meeting of ECDN, the idea came into being...

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DG JUST Conference

January 31, 2020

Our president, Sandy Madar had a presentation for a workshop arranged by...

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Money Matters, Nov. 1999

January 23, 2020

After a break, due to the hard work on the Call for...

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Next time

January 18, 2020

As many of you have seen on our Facebook and LinkedIn account...

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Meeting with Finance Watch

January 8, 2020

We are currently working hard on the EU Call for Tender called...

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Money Matters, Dec. 1998

January 2, 2020

This issue is from December 1998 and starts with a short article...

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Money Matters, Nov. 1997

December 12, 2019

This week’s issue was published in November 1997 and starts with an...

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Money Matters, Dec. 1996

December 5, 2019

This week’s issue is from December 1996, and starts with a presentation...

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Conference in Germany

November 22, 2019

Financial education in Germany, like education in general, is a matter for...

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Intro to CDN – Nov. 21st 2019

November 21, 2019

Did you know that the ECDN had a precursor in the 1990s...

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SKEF – Help the youth save up

November 21, 2019

The Society for Promotion of Financial Education (SKEF) from Poland has prepared...

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MABS conference in Ireland

November 5, 2019

On November 5th our president, Sandy Madar, represented us at the Citizens...

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SKEF mets the Polish ministry

October 31, 2019

On October 31st Ewa Kruk from SKEF participated in a meeting at the...

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Know any alternative banks?

October 21, 2019

Dear followers and members of ECDN, we are well on our way...

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Meeting with DG Just in Brussel

October 6, 2019

On May 29th, Sandy met with Francesco Gaetano and Renatas Mazeika from...

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Conference: Consumer safety…

September 23, 2019

Monday September 23th ECDN board member Ewa Kruk from SKEF in Poland...

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ECDN MC meeting in Strasbourg

September 16, 2019

Monday and Tuesday (September 16th-17th) the third meeting of the Management Committee...

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In RO working on “Help Debit”

September 16, 2019

On the 16th of September the DSRF intern, Rebeca Rus, travelled to...

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Finance Watch in Denmark

September 5, 2019

Thursday September 5th and Friday September 6th Finance Watch held a workshop...

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EUROFOUND meeting in Brussel

September 4, 2019

Today the president of the ECDN, Sandy W. Madar, and board member,...

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HelpDebit in Romania – now official

July 5, 2019

Hurray! The final permit to start an economy- and debt counselling in...

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ECDN MC meeting in Brussel

June 28, 2019

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Evaluation of the CCD in Brussel

May 29, 2019

On May 29th, Sandy was in Brussels with Maxime from CRESUS. At...

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In Dublin to meet with CIB / MABS

May 22, 2019

On May 22nd to May 24th Sandy had arranged a new meeting in Ireland...

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ECDN MC meeting in Rotterdam

March 22, 2019

From the 22nd to the 23rd of March the first Management Group...

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Finance Watch conference

February 19, 2019

On November 19th, Sandy Madar went to the annual conference of Finance...

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ECDN GA in Amsterdam

February 8, 2019

Friday the November 8th we had our annual General Assembly in Amsterdam. In...

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In Dublin to meet with CIB / MABS

January 27, 2019

On February 27th Sandy, visited among others CIB (Citizens Information Board) where I...

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In RO – new debt association?

January 6, 2019

On the 16th of September the DSRF intern, Rebeca Rus, travelled to...

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General Assembly in Copenhagen

November 30, 2018

The 30/ 11 we held our annual General Assembly. This year’s general...

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Meeting with DG Just in Brussel

May 29, 2018

On May 29th, Sandy met with Francesco Gaetano and Renatas Mazeika from...

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