Stakeholders, including national authorities and professional organisations, discussed the mutual evaluation of regulated professions, its results and national action plans to address outdated or disproportionate regulation.
Stakeholders also discussed the follow-up measures to improve access to professions announced by the European Commission in the Single Market Strategy last October.
The event also shed light on the empirical evidence gathered to support these actions and to illustrate the importance and economic impact of regulated professions in Europe. New case studies and the results of a recent EU-wide survey on occupational regulation were presented for the first time and discussed in the presence of the authors and other expert economists. Participants were encouraged to engage in the debate and express their opinions on the issues that were presented.
Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska participated in the conference. Her keynote speech is available.
The webstream of the conference is available.
The hashtag for the event was #reformprofessions.
Programme of the conference (PDF, 333 kB)