Consumers on the March, 1960s to 1990s


Alessandra Schimmel presents paper on consumers and the Common Market

In May 2021, Alessandra Schimmel participated in the 17th annual conference of the History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS). The title of this year’s conference was ‘Europe’s economic transformations: Actors of a changing European economy’. Alessandra’s contribution explored the role of consumer organisations in relation to Common Market policies in the 1970s, with a specific focus on the Common Agricultural Policy, as well as changing conceptions of the figure of the consumer in the context of the Common Market.

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On this subject, read also Alessandra’s blog on the European consumers organisation and the EEC Agricultural Policy: