The Swedish Consumer Coalition 


English Presentation about
The Swedish Consumer Coalition


The Swedish Consumer Coalition (Sveriges Konsumenter i Samverkan) is a non-profit, non-governmental consumer organisation. We are independent from trade and producers. Our organisation was formed in 1994 and consists of 15 member organisations as well as local groups and a growing number of individual members around Sweden. We publish a weekly newsletter and maintain an active website for our campaigns.

National and international Cooperation
The Swedish Consumer Coalition has permanent seats at meetings with governmental agencies as well as the ministries of agriculture, environment, justice, trade and foreign affairs. In addition, we take an active part in a number of international committees, working groups and organisations such as Alliance of Sociall and Ecological Consumer Organizations (ASECO), Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), the European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG) in Brussels, the Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council (BS RAC - relating to management of the fisheries in the Baltic Sea) and the Council of Europe.

One of our founding member organisations, the Konsument-Forum, is a member of Consumers International (CI).

Our goal is to increase the awareness of consumers, lobby for the consumers' interest, and increase the influence of consumers both on the market and in political affairs. We believe that the consumers are together a considerable force that can influence our society locally, nationally and globally in a sustainable direction. Our aim is therefore to raise awareness of both the positive and negative consequences of consumption.

For more information please contact:

Bengt Ingerstam (president) b.ingerstam(at)konsumentsamverkan.se

The Swedish Consumer Coalition
Box 88
S-577 22 Hultsfred
Sweden
Website: http://www.konsumentsamverkan.se

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