Activity: Other activity types › Fellowship awarded competitively
Vulnerable Consumers and the Law in Financially Uncertain Times
The concept of “vulnerable consumer” constitutes a shift in EU consumer law as it focuses on specific vulnerabilities of some consumers (e.g. disability) and aims to safeguard those who struggle to freely access goods and services. This research analyses the concept’s scope and meaning in the context of Spanish austerity in comparison with Germany and England. It will use an innovative comparative law method which considers interdisciplinary narratives requiring cooperation with Spanish academics and other stakeholders. The project will reveal diverse factors that affect the scope and adequacy of the concept “vulnerable consumer” in safeguarding consumers in times of austerity.