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 2016
04 to 05 Oct 2016 Séminaire TAIEX sur les dispositifs d'accompagnement social des personnes âgées et dépendantesAlger19 Social policy and employment [05] (Partial),19.20 Social policy [05.20] (Partial),19.20.05 General social provisions [05.20.05] (Complete)Algeria
11 to 12 Oct 2016 TAIEX Multicountry Workshop on Market Surveillance – Practice and ChallengesPodgorica01 Free movement of goods (Partial),01.10 Internal market: approximation of laws [13.30] (Partial),01.10.05 General, programmes [13.30.05] (Complete),28 Consumer and health protection (Partial),28.10 Consumers [15.20] (Partial),28.20.30 Protection of health and safety [15.20.30] (Complete)Montenegro,Albania,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Kosovo,Serbia,Turkey,the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
13 to 14 Oct 2016 TAIEX Workshop on the Implementation of Twinning Projects to Strengthen the Capacity of the National BankMinsk09 Financial services (Partial),09.20 Banks [] (Complete)Belarus