Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP)
|Funding type:||Leibniz Association Leibniz ScienceCampus|
|Research team at ESMT:||Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT)|
|Cooperating institutions:||DIW Berlin (Project Lead), HU Berlin, TU Berlin, Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft gemeinnützige GmbH, WZB, Hertie School of Governance|
Promoting consumers’ rights, prosperity, and wellbeing are core values of the European Union. A wide array of laws, institutions, and regulations – which can be generally termed as consumer policies – aim at protecting consumers by ensuring adequate and truthful information in the marketplace as well as preventing firms from engaging in unfair and competition-impairing practices.
Founded in 2015, the Leibniz Science Campus "Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies" (BCCP) considers itself to be an international platform for consumer policy and, in addition to establishing interdisciplinary scientific cooperation, also aims at advising political decision-makers. The second funding phase is now aimed at deepening and expanding the cooperation between DIW Berlin - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) , Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Hertie School of Governance and other partners, with a focus on the "digital economy" and its impact on consumer markets. This focus is to be further strengthened by information and computer sciences. In the first funding phase, the Leibniz Science Campus has grown into a role model in the field of consumer research. The participating institutions are highly qualified and effectively linked. The existing expertise in Berlin as a scientific center will be strategically combined and further expanded. The achievements in and strong emphasis on the promotion of young researchers, which is to be continued in the second funding phase.
More information is available on the official BCCP website.