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
january 2015
29 to 30 Jan 2015 Multi-Country Workshop on Monitoring Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Health Inequalities (HI) related to NCDsPodgorica28 Consumer and health protection (Partial),28.30 Health protection [15.30] (Complete)Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Israel, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
february 2015
05 Feb 2015 Workshop on Assessment of Customs Risk Analysis and Physical and Documentary Control PerformanceSkopje29 Customs union [02] (Complete)the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
05 to 06 Feb 2015 Workshop on Accreditation of Medical and Clinical LaboratoriesKyiv01 Free movement of goods (Partial),01.10 Internal market: approximation of laws [13.30] (Complete)Ukraine