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Additional tools

Databases and applications

DG Enterprise and Industry provides free access for citizens, businesses and public authorities to a great amount of information collected in a number of databases and applications.

Enterprise and Industry e-Services Portal

The Enterprise and Industry e-Services Portaloffers a secure point of access to

  • registration to events, seminars and conferences;
  • subscription to publications (i.e. magazines, newsletters, etc.).
  • specific web applications.

Access to the portal requires registration. Users include national and regional authorities and their representations in Brussels, EU institutions, business organisations at European, national and regional levels, companies, research associations, universities, non-governmental organisations, and press agencies.

Business support



  • EuroMed - good practice– how European/Mediterranean public authorities are improving the environment for business and enterprise.


  • ERASMUS for young Entrepreneurs- exchanges of experience and information between entrepreneurs on obstacles and challenges to starting up and developing their businesses. Helping new entrepreneurs to acquire relevant skills for managing a small or medium-sized enterprise.
  • European SME Week- a campaign to promote entrepreneurship across Europe and to inform entrepreneurs about the support available for them at European, national and local level. Its database is updated by event organisers in 37 countries.
  • Early warning tool-  survey ending with an indication on the performance of your business and some tips to improve it.

Internal market

Article 12 Database- Some products are not subject to EU harmonised rules and each Member State is free to have its own "technical rules". According to articles 9(2) and 12(4) of Regulation 764/2008 on Mutual Recognition, the European Commission provides a list of contact points and a (non-exhaustive) list of products which are not subject to Community harmonization legislation.

Nando (New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations)

NOISE directive

Radio equipment


  • Standardisation mandates– standardisation, programming and study mandates assigned to European Standards Organizations (ESOs).

Technical regulations

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