The European Commission is assessing how the Commission Recommendation of 11 June 2013 on common principles for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms in the Member States concerning violations of rights granted under Union Law is being implemented in practice.
The overall objective of the consultation is to collect information on stakeholders’ practical experiences with collective actions, both injunctive and compensatory as well as on situations, where collective action could have been appropriate, but was not sought.
In addition, the consultation has a number of specific objectives:
- Identify collective legal actions within the scope of the Recommendation, initiated after its adoption;
- Collect quantitative and qualitative data concerning these actions (subject-matter, number of people involved, harm suffered, applied remedies, obstacles, abuses, etc.);
- Identify situations in which collective action could have been appropriate but was not taken, identify the reasons for and effects of not taking the action;
- Obtain views on the effectiveness and efficiency of collective actions.
In parallel to the consultation, a study is carried out by the external contractor. Within the framework of the study the contractor is carrying out targeted in-depth interviews with stakeholders, which thus creates an additional consultation channel.