If you would like to attend the conference, please register via this link: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fmi/scic/IMI2011/start.php
Deadline: 11 January 2011
Online registrations are now closed. If you have not registered yet, you can do so on the day of the conference at the entrance to the conference venue (desk "on-site").
Every participant will be able to take part in two out of four different workshops. You will be asked to indicate which ones interest you most:
||New to IMI? Learn how to use IMI for the Services Directive (presentation, questions and answers)
||An introductory session for all newcomers to IMI, with practical guidance about the provisions on administrative cooperation in the Services Directive and a live demonstration of how the IMI module for services works. There will also be time for your questions and feedback.
||Learning from each other: IMI users present their experiences and discuss solutions to common challenges (expert panel, questions and answers)
||A panel of expert IMI users report how IMI was set up in their countries and how it has worked so far in the area of services. They discuss amongst themselves and with you the benefits of cooperation and the challenges they are facing.
||Getting to know each other: Meet your IMI counterparts from other countries and exchange ideas on improving cooperation (discussion in small groups)
||An entirely interactive session for IMI users in which you will meet colleagues from other countries and discuss with them in small groups. The groups will be facilitated by experienced members of the IMI network, but the most important element will be your contributions.
||Managing and promoting IMI: Explore ways of spreading the news and of monitoring activity in IMI (presentation and discussion for IMI coordinators and multipliers)
||Also entirely interactive, this workshop is targeted at IMI coordinators and multipliers. You will be able to learn from each other's experiences in promoting IMI in your region or area of activity and you will explore ways of making the most of the resources at your disposal.
Please note that your choice of workshop is indicative only.
You will receive a computer-generated acknowledgement immediately after on-line registration and, at a later date, you will receive a confirmation of your participation by email.
Please note that the online registration does not yet mean that you can definitely participate, as each registration will have to be confirmed by the Commission, subject to availability of places. We will assess registrations trying to achieve a good geographical balance as well as a balance between the types of authorities and service sectors represented.