Students of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana Take Part in a Seminar on Consumer Rights

By invitation of the European Parliament Office in Slovenia, students of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana, together with young people from different EU countries, took part in a discussion on consumer rights, which took place in the European Parliament building in Brussels. The discussion was held in the framework of the European Youth Seminar. The University of Ljubljana was also represented by students of the Faculty of Biotechnology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The students were divided into three groups, united by various topics, and tried to find the answer to one of three questions raised within the selected group. The questions of the first group dealt with GMO issues (genetically modified food, pesticide use, meat production). The second group discussed technology development (transition to digital technologies, global digitization, personal data protection in the digital world). The third group concerned issues related to provision of information to customers (information on production, purchase of cheap products, globalization of companies).

In the first round, the students had to offer as many possible solutions as possible. In the second round, they had to choose the three best solutions and present them to other students within their group who were looking for answers to the remaining questions. In all three groups, the best solutions were identified by voting – one for each question – and presented in the final part of the event to Euro-MP Dr. Igor Šoltes and members of other groups.