ConPolicy Newsletter 2019 - 8

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  News about ConPolicy

ConPolicy welcomes Marlene Münsch as new employee

In July Marlene Münsch joined the ConPolicy team. At ConPolicy she is responsible for conducting scientific studies and consulting projects in the areas of consumer behavior, consumer policy and behavioral insights. Marlene Münsch gained experience in consumer and social research during her work at the University of Groningen, L'Oréal and Ipsos. She studied Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Economics at the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands), the ELTE University Budapest (Hungary) and Leiden University (Netherlands), where she obtained her Master of Science degree in 2019. Her studies focused on Consumer and Environmental Psychology. Her main topics at ConPolicy include sustainability, digital transformation and alternative consumption patterns.

New project for the Federal Office for Radiation Protection
ConPolicy starts study on the possibilities of nudging in the field of UV protection

On behalf of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), ConPolicy and the innovation agency INNOKI are conducting a study on possible applications of nudging in the field of UV protection until December 2019. The aim of this study is to show how measures can be designed such that citizens protect themselves adequately against UV radiation.

The study will examine to what extent recommended protective measures and target group are already considered in the literature and which gaps still exist. Furthermore, nudging measures with particular regard to their relevance for UV protection are analysed and their applicability is assessed. Methodologically the study is based on a systematic literature review and a workshop for the creative development of nudge prototypes.

Further information can be found here.

Art and science
ConPolicy gives lecture at the exhibition opening "New inspiration on Consumption"

More than 220 kilos of packaging and over 85 kilos of food are thrown into the bin by every German every year. Precious resources that should disappear as soon as possible: wa
ste is burned, shipped and (far too rarely) recycled. In the exhibition "Fenster des Konsums" the focus is on garbage. Inspiring packaging installations invite visitors to reflect on their consumer behavior and its impact. After all, garbage is only one of the many downsides of our consumption. But why is it so hard to consume sustainably? At the vernissage, ConPolicy’s Viola Muster gave a lecture on the challenges of sustainable consumption and presented solutions.

The exhibition of the Group Global 3000 will be on display until 9 August on Fridays from 5 – 8 pm in the gallery for sustainable art in Berlin.

  Consumer policy news

Data protection
The EU General Data Protection Regulation – Quo vadis?

Today, the Commission released a report evaluating the impact and implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across Europe – one... Read more

Consumer protection
Advertising for dubious financial investments on social media

Currently, the market watchdogs for financial markets at the consumer association Hesse receive numerous complaints via the early warning network... Read more

  Recommended reading

Hoeren, T. (Ed.)
Phenomena of the big-data era – A legal assessment in the economic and socio-political context

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Höfner, A. & V. Frick (Eds.)
What connects bits and trees – Making digitization sustainable

The "Bits & Trees" conference (2018 in Berlin) was the biggest symposium to date for digitization and sustainability. In this conference book more... Read more

Abel, G. et al.
Prolonging product life span und use by enforcing consumer rights

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Gillis, J. & M. Cooper
Consumer attitudes towards the rollback and freeze of fuel economy standards

In the Consumer Federation of America’s most recent survey of public opinion, there is broad, intense and consistent support for federal fuel economy... Read more

Straßheim, H. & S. Beck (Eds.)
Handbook of behavioral change and public policy

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