About the programme

The €4.2 billion Single Market Programme will strengthen the governance of the EU single market. It will help to

  • make the internal market work better with measures including improved market surveillance, problem-solving support to citizens and business, and enhanced competition policy
  • boost the competitiveness of businesses, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • develop effective European standards and international financial and non-financial reporting and auditing standards
  • give even higher protection to consumers
  • maintain a high level of food safety
  • produce and disseminate high-quality statistics

The programme brings many activities together under one coherent umbrella to reduce overlaps. It focuses investment where it will have most impact.

Programme web site

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Check the open and upcoming calls for proposal under the Single Market Programme:

See calls for proposal

Impact and performance

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme features

  • Management mode

    Direct and indirect management

  • Climate contribution

    No target set in the legal basis

  • MFF heading

    Single Market, Innovation and Digital

  • Total budget 2021-2027

    € 4.21 billion (current prices)

  • Cluster

    Single Market


Single Market Programme

Legal texts and factsheets.