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On 6 October, Consumer Champion flew to Vilnius, Lithuania, to hold the 2-day class teaching course on Consumer Law. We have interviewed some of the participants to hear their opinion on the event.
Among all the training courses offered by the programme, Consumer Champion local courses’ distinctive feature is they are transported at national level and delivered in the national language. On 6 and 7 October the Consumer Law course took place in Lithuania, with the aim to increase the effectiveness of consumer organisations and national authorities by providing them with expertise in EU & Lithuanian consumer law.
As many participants stated, the course also provided them with a unique chance to network. Here are some of the impressions the attendants shared with us:
Kęstutis Kupsys, Association For Honesty in Banking: “Excited about Consumer Champion training in Vilnius! It's a great opportunity (unfortunately, there are not so many of them around) to share knowledge and experience among a wide range of consumer representatives. The most practical outcome of the seminar was the invaluable piece of advice I had from a colleague sitting next to me! Thanks to Consumer Champion!”
Migle Akuleviciene, European Consumer Center: “Cases and debates were awesome!”
Mantas Stankevičius, State Consumer Rights Protection Authority: “Trainings were very useful for people who work in the consumer protection service (State consumer right protection authority of the Republic of Lithuania) too, we improved our knowledge and shared it with other participants.”
Asta Jakstiene, Alliance of Lithuanian Consumer Organisations: “I appreciate the course very much as it offered me a broader perspective on Consumer Law, well needed for solving consumer cases.”
On 24 and 25 November, Consumer Champion is returning to Lithuania for the class teaching course on Consumer Advice. If you are a consumer professional, don’t miss the chance to learn about consumer policies with our e-learning courses and share your opinion as an expert on our blog.