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Role and mission of expert groups

Expert groups are consultative bodies that advise the Commission on the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives, the implementation of legislation, programmes and existing Union policies, and the preparation of delegated acts. The Commission and its services remain fully independent with regard to taking into account the views expressed by expert groups. Over the years, there have been a number of expert groups working in the areas covered by DG Internal Market and Services (DG MARKT). These groups, like all other groups created by other Directorates General of the Commission, are published in the Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities.

The Register provides useful details about each group, including the Commission service to which it reports and the mission, duties and composition of the group.

The rules applicable to Commission expert groups are set out in the guidelines adopted by the College of Commissioners in November 2010.

  • Framework Commission for expert groups: horizontal rules public register (10.11.2010)

In addition, the Commission has defined the general principles and minimum standards for its consultations with stakeholders. For more information, please see the following documents:

Finally, Directorate General Internal Market and Services has, in the above mentioned framework, defined guidelinespdf Choose translations of the previous link  concerning its experts groups.

DG Internal Market and Services expert groups and stakeholders

The following information relates exclusively to expert groups from DG Internal Market and Services, including stakeholders:

List of DG Internal Market & Services expert groups and stakeholders

Financial services

Other Single Market policies

  • Informal Company Law expert group (ICLEG)
    • See Website for mission and composition
  • European multi stakeholder forum in electronic invoicing group
    • Mission and composition (available soon)
  • Expert group on Social Business (GECES)
  • Commission stakeholder expert group on public procurement (available soon)
  • Expert group on the development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology
  • Multi-Stakeholders Expert Group on eProcurement