The forthcoming Directive on Consumer Rights is part of a far-reaching European development in the field of consumer law and general contract law. The European Commission has initiated the long expected broad shift to full harmonization. This puts the national laws, and all lawyers applying it, under new challenges. In the future, the Member States will be prohibited from deviations, not only "downwards" but also "upwards." In particular, the relation between (EC and national) consumer law and general contract law is under question. In the first half of 2009, the Czech EU Presidency presented the occasion for a conference organized by the Charles University, the Acquis Group, and the Czech European Consumer Center at Prague. Leading contract law scholars, policy makers, and stakeholders from across Europe put the Proposal under close scrutiny from political, legal, and practical angles. This volume contains the results of the conference. It responds to the question of the extent to which the Proposal offers perspectives for European consumer law. It also contains a position paper elaborated by the Acquis Group in the aftermath of the conference, which highlights strengths and weaknesses, and it suggests improvements of the Proposal.