How to manage my authority in IMI
The following documents will help you handle your tasks and answer questions that might arise during the day-to-day management of your authority:
How to handle information requests
All standard flows of IMI requests(592 kB) (592 kb) — sending, accepting, answering or forwarding requests – are explained in a brief set of PowerPoint slides.
Below you can find some tips and tricks that can be useful when handling information requests:
In order to facilitate the information exchange between two competent authorities in different countries, IMI makes use of pre-translated questions you can ask your counterpart as well as the possible answers.
These so called QUESTION SETS have been grouped according to the legal area they concern.
My tasks as a coordinator
The short To-do list(309 kB) should help you meet your responsibilities as a coordinator. If you need more detailed information on how to carry out your coordinating tasks in IMI, you will find it in the following ppts:
Using IMI in the legal areas
IMI and the Services Directive:
Besides being able to send a request for information to your counterpart, you may:
◊ send services notifications (2 MB)(2 MB)
◊ use the alert mechanism (603 kB)(603 kB)
◊ or invoke a case-by-case derogation (57 kB)(57 kB).
You can find more in-depth information in the User guide to IMI and the Services Directive(2 MB) .
Article 3 contains an obligation to notify certain restrictive measures.
The guidelines on e-Commerce notifications(2 MB) will help you handle this.
Patients considering medical treatment in another EU country can ask the relevant public authority to check via IMI a health professional's right to practice.
The guidelines(584 kB) will help you handle this.