Partnership for the Enforcement of European Rights (PEER)
The Partnership for the Enforcement of European Rights (PEER) is an initiative, led by Europe’s energy regulators, to improve the enforcement of the European consumers’ rights through enhanced inter-authority cooperation at EU level. PEER brings together interested authorities responsible for protecting and/or supporting Europe’s consumers across a range of sectors including consumer protection authorities; data protection authorities; consumer bodies; ombudsmen; competition authorities; and sectoral (e.g. energy, telecommunications, financial) regulatory authorities. PEER commenced on a pilot basis in 2017.
Such cross-sectoral and cross-authority collaboration at EU level on issues such as smart meters, the Internet of Things, data privacy, data protection, bundled products and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) will benefit consumers. The Council of European Energy Regulator (CEER) and its PEER partners recognise that better inter-authority cooperation will help meet Europe’s Digital Single Market and Energy Union objectives. Hence, officials from relevant EU Agencies (including the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC); the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA); and the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulator (ACER)) and from the European Commission (JUST, ENER and CONNECT) are invited to join and engage in the PEER events and activities.