Consultation, lectures and workshops for refugees and refugee workers.
The consumer association advises you, if you (the consumer) are in trouble with a company. With our lectures and workshops we‘re happy to come to your institution or group. Please contact us, if you´re interested in our offer.
Project team: Nadine Bellstedt and Sabrina Bensaid.
„Consumer“ means as much as „customer“
Refugees in Germany are confronted with a lot of questions. How to open an account? What insurances do I need? What is actually allowed on the internet? How do I find a good contract for my mobile phone? How do I find a suitable provider for electricity or gas? What foods are healthy?
Everyone who buys something for private use or concludes a contract at a store is a consumer. In that case „consumer“ means as much as „customer“.
What does a customer association do?
Some companies exploit it, when their customers do not know their rights or speak little German. They treat their consumers unfairly. The consumers then have to pay a lot of money for bad products. We help people that have problems with such companies. Consumer associations exist in every German State. The consumer associations are independent of companies or political interests.
These are the topics we advise and inform you
The consumer association advises you if you are in a conflict with a company or a service provider, for example:
- Mobile phone or internet contracts
- Buying things in a store or on the internet
- Contracts with dating agencies or model agencies
- Provider for electricity or gas
- Contracts with craftsmen
We also advise on:
- Bank accounts, financial investments and insurances
- Saving electricity
- Food and nutrition
- Copyright infringements: A lawyer contacts you? We know what to do next.
An overview of our advisory service is available here.
Our offer: consultations, lectures, workshops