DescriptionGood practice objective, aim, context
The Consumer Classroom website aims to promote consumer education and in particular to encourage its teaching in European secondary schools. It is a multilingual pan European website financed by the European Commission.
The website’s strength lies in the quality of its teacher resources and its collaborative tools such as the Lesson Builder, Forums and Live Chat. The website has been developed to make it easy for teachers to learn about consumer topics, create or choose ready-made lessons to teach their students and collaborate online with other teachers and classrooms around Europe.
Taking full advantage of the latest web technologies and community based internet usage, Consumer Classroom provides ready-to-use teaching resources on a wide range of consumer education themes, from sustainable and responsible consumption to financial literacy, amongst others.
Consumer Classroom’s ambition is to become the authoritative voice of consumer education online in order to help improve the awareness of teenagers and adults empowering our future consumers at both a National and European level.
Actors and target group
Teenagers, teachers, adults. This website, available in EU official languages, is dedicated to secondary school teachers of students aged 12-18 years old in all 27 European Member States. The teaching resources are adapted to these ages, with a clear distinction between students aged 12-14 and students aged 15-18 years old.
Project Work Idea
Package / toolkit
The largest EU project on consumer protection online education. Interactive and attractive.
the project was financed by EU, all member countries participated, the lessons and the articles are adapted to national legislation and the documents are translated in all national languages.
Is an innovative site with the possibility to build lessons online, forums, a large stock of resources, is the most complete EU consumer protection learning kit.
Easy to use The navigation/structure is clear
Engaging It is easy to become involved
Popular Used by many people
Result-effective The results from learning demonstrate high value
Time-effective The tool is worth time devoting, good ratio of time/results
Universal The tool can be used by various groups of people (based on age, educational background and so on)