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
october 2017
24 to 25 Oct 2017 TAIEX Multi-Country Workshop regarding IPA II Challenges and Strengthening the Audit Authorities’ Network null32 Financial control [01.60.60] (Complete)the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,Albania,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Kosovo,Montenegro,Serbia,Turkey
26 Oct 2017 TAIEX-REGIO Workshop on Simplified Cost Optionsnull22 Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments [14] (Partial),22.01 REGIO [14] (Partial),22.01.30 Horizontal areas [14] (Complete)Slovak Republic
26 Oct 2017 TAIEX-REGIO Workshop on Road Safety under ESIFnull22 Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments [14] (Partial),22.01 REGIO [14] (Partial),22.01.20 Thematic areas [14] (Complete)Lithuania
30 to 31 Oct 2017 TAIEX Workshop on Policies for Professional Development of Teachersnull26 Education and culture (Partial),26.10 Education and training [16.30] (Complete)Turkey
november 2017
06 to 09 Nov 2017 TAIEX Multi-Country Workshop on Intellectual Property Rightsnull07 Intellectual property law [17.20] (Complete)Belize,Costa Rica,Cuba,Dominican Republic,El Salvador,Guatemala,Honduras,Mexico,Nicaragua,Panama