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The Workshop discussed the potential of a European professional card which could promote cross-border mobility in the EU, notably by considerably speeding up procedures whilst enhancing trust between authorities of the Member State where a professional is coming from and of the Member State where the professional wants to be active.
- Ms Beger, Secretary General, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
- Ms Cholewka, Director of the Department of Nurses and Midwives, Ministry of Health, Poland
- Ms Grubben, Head of Unit, Internal Market Inofrmation System (IMI), Directorate General Internal Market and Services, European Commission
- Mr Haber, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Health, Poland
The main aim of the workshop was to show how the forthcoming legislative proposals on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Online Dispute Resolution would improve redress for consumers in Europe.
The workshop explored the potential of the Points of Single Contact, looking both at the current situation and at future priorities. A panel of business representatives, politicians and PSC managers presented the practical solutions put in place to make the PSC work, discuss the state of play and explore areas for further improvement of the PSCs functioning.
- Mr Peter Kohnert, Director General for European and International Affairs, Ministry of Economic and European Affairs, Land Brandenburg, Germany
- Mr Pierre Schilling, Deputy Director General, State Centre of Information Technology, Luxembourg
- Mr Kerry Jones, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, UK
- Mr Heinz Kogler, Deputy Director, Austrian Chamber of Commerce, European Enterprise Network (EEN), Austria
While in principle the debate touched on any of the various policy dimensions of e-commerce and online services, the workshop placed particular emphasis on issues such as delivery, liability of intermediaries (notice and takedown), data protection, and copyright licensing/market access.
- Mr John Carr, European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (eNacso)
- Mr Troels Danielsen, Head of International Secretariat, Legal and International Affairs at Ministry of Economy and Business Affairs, Denmark
- Statement of Ms Monique Goyens, European Consumers´ Organisation (BEUC)
- Ms Christiana Mauro, Legal Advocate, AK Vorrat
In a social market economy, a more unified European market in services means being able to ensure, with no race to the bottom, that businesses are able to provide their services more easily throughout the European Union (in particular by posting their workers on secondment), whilst at the same time providing more high quality jobs and a high level of protection for workers and their social rights.
Simplification is a first step of more efficient procurement procedures. What lies behind good use and good application of procurement rules? There is more and more demand for training, legal guidance, assistance for market knowledge, exchange of best practices and cross border cooperation… How can the Commission and Member States work together to achieve this goal?
This workshop discussed the main findings of the analysis underpinning the list of the 20 main concerns of citizens and businesses, which the Commission published ahead of the Single Market Forum. It also discussed the Eurobarometer data gathered by the Commission to measure people's awareness and perceptions about the Single Market.
- Ms Dagmara Dominik-Oginska, Judge at the Voivodship Administrative Court in Wroclaw, Poland
- Mr Nikita Stampa, Deputy Head of Unit, Analysis, impact and evaluation, Directorate General Internal Market and Services, European Commission
- Ms Alicja Przepiórska – European Employment Services (EURES) Adviser, Poland
- Ms Amarylis Verhoeven, Head of Task Force Single market advice and SOLVIT, Directorate General Internal Market and Services, European Commission
- Mr Francesco Zecchetto, SOLVIT, Italy
08. Implementing the internal market to ensure citizens' rights – success stories from Member States
This workshop aimed at promoting cooperation and exchange of best practices between the different actors involved in implementing the Single Market Law. Participants discussed what is needed to ensure that new legislation is implemented fast enough and in full compliance with Single Market law. It explored how to make the management of infringement proceedings more efficient and how to fully exploit the potential of the flexible problem solving tool SOLVIT.
- Keynote speech by Mr Christian Busoi, Member of the European Parliament
- Ms Eleni Martsoukou, Office for International and EU Affairs, General Secretariat of the Greek Government
- Mr Hendrik Kälble, EU Internal Market Unit, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany
- Ms Anna Dumas, Judge at the Supreme Administrative Court, Poland (in Polish)
- Mr Martin Weiderstrand, EU affairs, IKEA
- Mr Ivan Voleš, Member of European Economic and Social Committee