In Slovenia, the campaign “Pošlji mi pismo” (Send me a letter) was launched in January 2016. It aims to lobby for legislative consumer protection through seeking support from a wider audience and enhancing public awareness at the same time.
In a round table discussion “Consumer – citizen in the digital era” which took place in March 2017, panelists from various national groups of consumers or organizations that are facing digitalization agreed that consumers must have a choice. This conclusion reinforced the aim of the “Pošlji mi pismo“ campaign which seeks to secure consumers’ right to choose how they are informed and to amend the national Consumer Protection Act accordingly.
The proposal was sent to the competent Ministry for inclusion in the draft version of the new Act.
To promote this event and the campaign, a special leaflet was produced and Slovenia Post has issued a personalized stamp featuring the campaign logo “Pošlji mi pismo”.
Pošlji mi pismo – means “Send me a letter” in Slovenian.
Inspired by the Keep Me Posted EU campaign, the “Pošlji mi pismo” (Send me a letter) campaign was created by a coalition of supporters including the consumer association of Slovenia, paper-related industries from the country and the Slovenian Post, which aims to give Slovenians the right to choose between paper and digital communication at no extra costs.
All the partners from this campaign are working together at the national level by sharing their collected data from different industries and consumers, in order to jointly produce a strong legal case study that will be helpful to shape any future draft legislation.
At a European level, they are also working closely with the Keep Me Posted EU, by showcasing examples of what is being done in Slovenia, so that this information can also be shared with other EU institutions and Agencies, in order to give Slovenian consumers’ a more powerful voice next to European legislators.