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Single Market Week Launch Event

Monday, 15 October 2012 from 09:00 – 18:00
European Parliament, rue Wiertz, Brussels

What Was It?

Single Market Week ran from the 15th – 20th October 2012 with events taking place across the 27 Member States of the European Union. The Launch Event of Single Market Week took place on Monday 15th October in the European Parliament in Brussels. With over 400 participants including Manuel Barosso, President of the European Commission, Mario Monti, President of the Council of Ministers and Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services as well as many others including citizens from all across Europe, it was an interactive day filled with lively discussion and debate. 

The programme for the day focused on:

  • Achievements of the Single Market
  • Challenges ahead for the Single Market
  • Views and expectations of  20 year-olds from across Europe - our so-called "Generation 1992"

Please click here to download the programme for the day 

Where and When Did It Take Place?

The event took place in the European Parliament in Brussels on 15 October 2012 from 10:00-18:00

What Happened At The Event?

The event was prestigious, lively and involved interactive dialogue between participants. It focused on real stories and experiences of the Single Market. Please see below for some of the materials from this event.

The event was recorded; please click on the links below to view each of the sessions:




A range of national events also took place across Europe for Single Market Week, don't forget to check these out here.