Analysis of Selected Countries: Slovak Republic
Source: SourceOECD Social Issues/Migration/Health, Volume 2009, Number 4, February 2009 , pp. 182-196(15)
Abstract:Consumer education was legally established in the Slovak Republic by Act No. 250/2007?? on Consumer Protection. It is part of the syllabus of elementary and secondary schools and universities and is part of comprehensive teacher training. It encompasses raising awareness of and providing information and counselling on key consumer‐related issues. It is provided in the broader context of social and ethical values and is designed to help consumers better understand their role in the economy and the consequences of their choices as consumers. Although consumer education in the Slovak Republic is not formally based on a lifelong learning approach, it is nonetheless structured in a way that supports the updating of consumers' knowledge and skills throughout the different stages of life. The overall approach to providing consumer education is contained in the 1995 Consumer Policy Strategy.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: February 1, 2009