Internal Market

The Internal Market is underpinned by a range of supporting measures and policies which the EU and its Member States have adopted to sweep away the technical, regulatory, legal, bureaucratic, and other barriers that stifled free trade and free movement within the Union. The single market is a core feature of the European Union. Assistance therefore in this area is of major importance, not only to help development in the beneficiary countries, but also for the future of the Union as a whole.

Assistance on internal market issues targets central administrations, national parliaments, economic operators and social partners providing specific training and examples of best practices from the old and new Member States. Activities cover a vast array of acquis measures, mainly related to the four freedoms, but also extended to EU policies, programmes and initiatives in a larger sense. Assistance is particularly focused on social and employment policy, intellectual property rights issues, financial services, competition policy and consumer protection and health policy. Focus is also given to SMEs and industry, competition issues including state aids, structural funds, EMU and free movement of capital, taxation and customs.

DateTitleLocationDescription Beneficiaries
july 2016
06 to 07 Jul 2016 TAIEX Multi-Country Workshop on Sharing Experience in Auditing IPA FundsTirana22 Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments [14] (Complete),32 Financial control [01.60.60] (Complete),35 Other issues (Complete)Albania,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Kosovo,Montenegro,Serbia,Turkey,the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
10 to 11 Jul 2016 Séminaire TAIEX sur l'Accessibilité des Personnes Handicapées Alger19 Social policy and employment [05] (Partial),19.20 Social policy [05.20] (Partial),19.20.05 General social provisions [05.20.05] (Complete)Algeria