Global Experts Community

Consumers International’s Global Expert Community provides leading universities and academics with opportunities for collaboration and joint initiatives, to enrich the discourse on consumer rights and advocacy and help us build impactful programmes and projectsIn the group, experts will gain first hand access to consumer insights, connect with household names from across our membership, discuss latest thinking and be able to promote their work across our channels.  



In the group the experts will: 

  • Help to shape members’ activities, such as through direct collaboration on their research.
  • Showcase their work, with latest features place across our website. See two blogs from our community members here and here.
  • Contribute to Consumers International research, by being invited to special advisory groups which shape our work or to consultations on research studies 
  • Join our expert panels, such as at our Global Congress. 


Some of our current research opportunities include consulting and gaining access to:

  • Building greater standards for influencer marketing.
  • A methodology and tool which shines a light on food price rises, initially in the African region.
  • A framework assessing legislation for cross-border data flows. 
  • Research to paint a global picture of effective one stop shops in the energy sector which place consumer rights at the heart of the energy transition  

For other opportunities please contact us.    


We recently spoke to two global experts to hear their thoughts on the influences across EU legislation on consumer protection and impact of crises on consumer protection.

Dr Laura Best, Freelance Analyst & Researcher

Laura Best explores the evolving landscape of consumer protection. Her insightful analysis explains how climate change, technological advancements, and global conflicts are reshaping consumer rights, offering a unique perspective on the pressing issues consumers face today. 


Dr Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz, European University Institute


 Examining the dynamic field of EU consumer law, Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz highlights the significant impact of sustainability and digitalisation. His expertise sheds light on the regulatory shifts and the anticipated changes that these imperatives will bring to consumer protection and advocacy.



If you are an academic leader and interested in joining our community of professionals advocating for change, please contact